drought http://kios.org en Heavy rains lessen drought in Iowa, Nebraska http://kios.org/post/heavy-rains-lessen-drought-iowa-nebraska <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Recent heavy rainfall has washed away or at least lessened drought conditions in swaths of Nebraska and Iowa. Thu, 15 May 2014 16:19:38 +0000 Associated Press 47221 at http://kios.org Emulating nature key to landscaping during drought conditions http://kios.org/post/emulating-nature-key-landscaping-during-drought-conditions <p>As of Tuesday, 70 percent of Nebraska remained in moderate to extreme drought conditions. Fri, 02 May 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 46600 at http://kios.org Rain helps alleviate drought, but is too late to help crops http://kios.org/post/rain-helps-alleviate-drought-too-late-help-crops <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) &mdash; The storm system that left Colorado dealing with historic flooding also dropped rain across a large swath of the nation from Wisconsin to Texas helping to alleviate drought conditions in some areas of the country.</span> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:26:16 +0000 Associated Press 36545 at http://kios.org Drought concerns return to Iowa, Nebraska http://kios.org/post/drought-concerns-return-iowa-nebraska <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many Midwest farmers are beginning to worry that last year's drought could return.</p><p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 20:35:37 +0000 Associated Press 33644 at http://kios.org Drought conditions improve in Nebraska http://kios.org/post/drought-conditions-improve-nebraska <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The recent rain has helped alleviate drought in Nebraska, but most of the state remains dry with the worst conditions being reported out west.</span> Thu, 30 May 2013 16:57:31 +0000 Associated Press 30736 at http://kios.org Corps of Engineers keeping drought conservation measures in place http://kios.org/post/corps-engineers-keeping-drought-conservation-measures-place <p>The <a href="http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil">U.S. Army Corps of Engineers</a> says drought conservation measures will remain in place along the Missouri River basin. Fri, 17 May 2013 18:56:54 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 30129 at http://kios.org Rain helps drought conditions in parts of Iowa, Nebraska http://kios.org/post/rain-helps-drought-conditions-parts-iowa-nebraska <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Soaking rain across much of the nation's midsection has helped further alleviate drought in the crop growing states of Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Small portions of Nebraska also saw improvement.</span> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:16:43 +0000 Associated Press 28713 at http://kios.org USDA anticipates Nebraska farmers will plant nearly 10 million acres of corn http://kios.org/post/usda-anticipates-nebraska-farmers-will-plant-nearly-10-million-acres-corn <p>The USDA anticipates Nebraska ag producers will plant 9.9 million acres of corn this year. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:58:50 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 27980 at http://kios.org Drought conditions to persist, spread to other areas http://kios.org/post/drought-conditions-persist-spread-other-areas <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Climate experts say the drought affecting more than half of the nation will persist in the Great Plains and West through the spring and spread over more of California, Texas and Florida.</span> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:31:55 +0000 Associated Press 26182 at http://kios.org Nebraska farmers advised to prepare for continued drought http://kios.org/post/nebraska-farmers-advised-prepare-continued-drought <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">CLAY CENTER, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers are being advised to plan for another growing season of drought.</span> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:41:04 +0000 Associated Press 24858 at http://kios.org