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53% Of The U.S. In Moderate Drought Or Worse

The July 17, 2012, U.S. Drought Monitor map showed increases in the area of the United States in all categories of drought, setting a record for the third consecutive week for the total area of the country in drought during the 12-year history of the map

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16 Wyoming Counties Qualify For Disaster Declaration

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, designated two more counties as primary natural disaster areas due to drought. This brings the total number of primary designation counties to eight while eight other counties qualify for assistance as contiguous to the primary counties

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Obama Gets Briefing On Drought

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's most widespread drought in decades is on President Barack Obama's agenda Wednesday.

The president will meet with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to discuss the government's response to the drought that's covering more than half of the continental U

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U.S. Drought Grows To Cover Widest Area Since 1956

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956.

The monthly State of the Climate drought report released Monday by the National Climactic Data Center says 55 percent of the continental U

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Torrington Livestock Sales 940% Over Normal

(Associated Press) Normally the Torrington Livestock market sells about 3,500 head of cattle in May. This year, it sold more than 18,000, said Michael Schmitt, one of the market’s owners. In June, it normally moves about 1,800

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Several Counties Qualify For Drought Assistance

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared several Wyoming counties eligible for federal disaster assistance because of drought conditions.

The Associated Press reports farmers and ranchers in Hot Springs, Fremont, Park and Washakie counties may qualify for emergency loans

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Governor Asks for Drought Disaster Declaration

Governor Matt Mead is asking for an agricultural disaster to be declared for most of the state, due to drought conditions.

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AP Newsbreak: Dallas-Fort Worth Emerge From Drought

HOUSTON (AP) — For millions of residents in the Dallas area, one of the most severe droughts in Texas history is no longer a concern — for now.

The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map posted online Thursday classifies the Dallas-Fort Worth area as officially out of drought for the first time since July, making it Texas' first major metropolitan area to emerge from the most severe one-year drought in state history

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Farmers, Ranchers Struggle As Texas Endures Historic Drought
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Texas Slow to Prepare for Future Water Needs

SANFORD, Texas — On paper, at least, Texas is well-prepared to meet the water needs of its rapidly expanding population — even when Mother Nature lays down a harsh and lengthy drought.

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