STORM TRACKER The Drought Ends?
In the past couple of weeks, the immediate Fargo Moorhead area has received 12-18 inches of snow. South and east of the metro, widespread 20-30 inches has fallen. The drought is therefore over, correc... Posted on 2/14/13 at 12:05 PM
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It was almost hard to believe. Last month while we visited my husband's parents in Iowa, we ran into an old neighbor of theirs who has since moved to Texas. He and his wife moved there to be closer to... Posted on 8/7/11 at 8:08 AM
WICHITA, Kan. — The severe drought that scorched pastures across the Southern Plains last summer helped shrink the nation’s herd to its smallest size in more than six decades and encouraged the movement of animals to lusher fields in the northern and western parts of the U.S., a new report shows.
BISMARCK — Keith Deutsch and Chad Blindauer both work the land in the Dakotas, one in the north and one in the south, producing crops that help feed a hungry nation. Most years they deal with comparable weather and similar production problems, but this year is shaping up to be unlike most others.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The worst drought in the U.S. in decades may be leveling off or even be easing ever so slightly in some lucky locales, federal weather forecasters announced Thursday in a report of little comfort for farmers and ranchers who already have begun tallying this year’s losses.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the plants may even be able to “resurrect” themselves after a long dry spell, recovering quickly when rain returns.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The ongoing drought, combined with global economic turmoil, is hurting business in nine Midwest and Plains states and boosting worries about the possibility of another recession, according to a monthly report released Wednesday.
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota ranchers will have 1.6 million more acres available for haying and grazing beginning next week, though not all of the land is likely to be useful to cattle producers trying to keep their animals fed during drought.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving. When the husks are pulled back, the cobs are empty. No kernels developed as the plants struggled with heat and drought.
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