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Midwest Drought

Drought Leads To Disaster Declarations In 11 States

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials have designated portions of 11 drought-ridden western and central states as primary natural disaster areas, highl...

In Drought-Ravaged Plains, Efforts to Save A Vital Aquifer

Stateline | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green

By Jim Malewitz, Stateline Staff Writer: Threatened by another summer of crop-shriveling drought, Kansans are watching a bold experiment unfold in ...

Outlook Is Bleak For Midwestern Farmers

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green

* Light showers not enough to ease drought * U.S. hard red winter wheat in Plains at risk * Corn, soybean crops grown in...

Drought Persists In U.S. Plains

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green

* Drought worrisome for 2013 U.S. crops * Plains wheat most affected * Cold snap confined to areas away from wheat belt ...

Cattle Ranchers Suffer From Ongoing Drought

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green

* Wheat pastures wither as drought persists * Cattle moved to feedyards sooner than expected * Record high cattle, beef ...

Midwest Needs 'An Absurd Amount Of Snow'

AP | By JIM SUHR | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When his drought-stricken Nebraska farm was blanketed with several inches of snow, Tom Schwarz welcomed the moisture. But it wasn't...

A Pipeline To Irrigate Arid States?

AP | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a story Dec. 10 about a proposed Missouri River pipeline to the West, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Missour...

Some Midwest Cities Set Snowless Records As Drought Continues

AP | By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No snow boots needed in Milwaukee. Chicago commuters aren't dodging knee-deep snow drifts frozen along city sidewalks. And c...

No End In Sight For Midwest Drought

Posted 11.29.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The tenacious U.S. drought that continues to hamper American agricultural output and put water supplies and...

Drought-Ravaged States Feel Little Relief In Sandy's Aftermath

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Drought-plagued Midwest farming states got little benefit from the massive storm that pounded the Eastern Seaboard this week, altho...

Good News For Drought-Ridden Midwest

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green

By Carey GillamOct 18 (Reuters) - Drought retreated across many areas of the United States over the last week as storm systems pushed through parche...

Both Good And Bad News For Drought-Ravaged States

Posted 10.11.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Despite a series of low-pressure systems that brought rain to the northern Great Plains, the Midwest, t...

Pumpkin Farmers Have Smashing Crop Despite Drought

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Farmers in a stretch of Illinois where most of the nation's pumpkins are grown say their crop looks relatively smashing and is like...

Arkansas Ranchers May Pay A Hefty Price For Drought, Study Says

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The drought is costing Arkansas ranchers an estimated $128 million, according to a study from agriculture officials release...

U.S. Pork Producers Face Tough Choice

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green

* Hog producers hit hard by high feed costs * Worst drought in 56 years behind rally in grains * Canada hog producers hi...

Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most Of U.S.

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's worst drought in decades consumed a larger portion of the lower 48 states last week with the Midwest corn harvest in f...

U.S. Drought Hits New Highs

Posted 09.13.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The severe drought across much of the U.S. proved stubborn once again during the past week as nearly four-f...

Mixture Of Grim News, Relief In Fall Drought Forecast

Posted 09.11.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The record drought in the U.S. is forecast to ease in some regions during the fall, but a majority of the d...

More Drought Woes For Arkansas And Oklahoma

AP | KEN MILLER | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Summer-long drought conditions that have plagued Oklahoma and Arkansas have left in limbo the usual explosion of fall foliage c...

Is Drought Hurting Your Movie Snacks?

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

(Repeats Sept 2 story without changes to headline or text) * Popcorn companies concerned as yield forecasts shrink * Who...

U.S. Homes Cracking Due To Drought-Parched Soil

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carol DeVaughan assumed her suburban St. Louis home was simply settling when cracks appeared in the walls. When she noticed huge ga...

Drought Eases In U.S. Midwest, Worsens In Northern Plains

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

* Cooler, wetter weather eases drought in Midwest * Midwest to get more rain from Isaac over next 5 days * High Plains mostly dry, drought w...

Encouraging Rainfall Hits Midwest

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. , Aug 26 (Reuters) - Weekend storms produced heavy rain in some parts of the drought-stricken central ...

Drought Continues Despite Cooler Weather

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — While other corn growers already have knocked down their drought-ravaged crops to feed them to livestock, Nebraska farmer Doug Nels...

The World Needs Drought Management, UN Officials Say

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — The world urgently need to adopt drought-management policies as farmers from Africa to India struggle with lack of rainfall and the Un...