drought

Winter weather

Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasn’t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.

12/27/2012

US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of improving conditions. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report shows that […]

11/21/2012

Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – More than 130 scientists from Iowa colleges and universities say this year’s drought is consistent with a warmer climate predicted as part of global climate change and more droughts can […]

11/19/2012

Isaac's remnants relieves some drought states

  ST. LOUIS (AP) – Some key farm states punished by the nation’s worst drought in decades caught a break with several inches of rainfall from Hurricane Isaac‘s remnants as other parts of the Midwest […]

09/06/2012

Rain from Isaac may not help corn growers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Some farmers in the Midwest who’ve endured the nation’s worst drought in two generations are worried that the approaching remnants of Hurricane Isaac may be too much of a good thing. […]

08/30/2012

Drought-stricken states welcome rain from Isaac

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Midwest this week, although it is unlikely to break the drought that has been gripping the […]

08/28/2012

Report: Drought worsens in key farm states

(AP) – The latest U.S. drought map shows that excessively parched conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states that are key producers of corn and soybean crops. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released […]

08/09/2012

Obama announces $30M more in drought assistance

(AP) – President Barack Obama is directing the Agriculture Department to authorize an additional $30 million to help crop and livestock producers in drought-stricken areas of the U.S. The spending does not require congressional approval, […]

08/07/2012

Report: Drought intensifies in Plains states

(AP) – The latest U.S. Drought Monitor survey shows an increase in extreme drought conditions in four Plains states but a slight decrease in the overall area of the lower 48 states experiencing some form […]

08/02/2012

Calif. report will guide climate-change decisions

(AP) – As California grows warmer, nowhere will the increased temperatures be starker than in California’s arid Central Valley, where farmers will have to consider whether the crops grown today will survive in a harsher […]

07/31/2012

Small farmers struggle as drought kills vegetables

(AP) – Fruit and vegetable farmers throughout the Midwest are struggling with unusual heat and a once-in-decades drought. Chris Covelli planted 1,000 zucchini seeds on his farm in Wisconsin this spring. Only a quarter sprouted […]

07/31/2012

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