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Midwest Drought 2012

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 ...

100 Percent Of Farm State Still In At Least 'Severe' Drought

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green

By Carey Gillam Dec 13 (Reuters) - Drought continued to expand through many key farming states within the central United States in the past wee...

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...

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...

Wet Weather Soon To Stall U.S. Crop Harvest

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green

* Heavy rains seen for weekend through next week * Wet weather to slow corn and soybean harvest * Showers also seen for ...

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...

Time for a 21st Century U.S. Water Policy

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.27.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Our national water challenges are part of a broader set of global water problems. Basic water services, including safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, are still unavailable for between two and three billion people around the world.

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...

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...

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...

We Must Win the Real World Hunger Games

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Everyone who engages in the business of growing, storing, packaging and selling food is being called on to creatively adapt to the tremendous food security challenges that are staring us in the face. That means we must all hunker down, collaborate and innovate to win the real world hunger games.

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...

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...

Pot Farms Become Easy Targets For Indiana Police

AP | Posted 08.22.2012 | Crime

SELLERSBURG, Ind. -- Police say marijuana growing operations in southern Indiana are easy to spot from the air because of the drought. An airplane pi...

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...

Drought Is Drying Up Animal Rescue Groups

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Double R Horse Rescue looks different in drought: There's little but stubble in the pastures and a chain and padlock on the...

Many Well Users Find Their Faucets Are Beginning To Run Dry

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 08.14.2012 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After months of record-breaking heat and drought, many rural Americans who rely on wells for water are getting an unwelcome surpris...

20 Ways To Save On Food

Money Talks News | Brandon Ballenger | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

MoneyTalksNews: More than half the counties in the United States have become government-designated disaster areas this year -– mostly due to drou...

Drought May Increase Suicide Risk

Posted 08.14.2012 | Green

By Jane J. Lee, LiveScience Contributor: Australian scientists have confirmed a disturbing association — the longer a drought drags on, the highe...

Drought, Corn Shortage Pushes Gas Prices Higher

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Money

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Gasoline prices in the United States rose over the past two weeks, driven partly by supply disruptions and a drought-indu...

Canadian Farmers Reap Benefits From U.S. Drought

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green

* W.Canada canola wheat, canola crops seen larger * Corn prices hit record after USDA cuts harvest view ...

The Perfect Drought

Robert Walker | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

Six weeks ago, there was hardly a mention of drought in the Midwest. Four weeks ago, after record heat scorched crops, weather experts were talking about the worst drought in 24 years. Now, they're talking about the worst drought in over 50 years.

Heat Wave Slated To Return To Midwest

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green

* Modest rainfall in Midwest provides some relief * Return to heat and dryness next week in central/southwest * Markets ...

Ethanol Production Slows Down As Drought Strips Corn Fields

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ethanol plants are voluntarily slowing production as corn prices climb and supplies tighten amid a widespread drought that h...