Thu January 24, 2013
Nebraska farmers advised to prepare for continued drought
CLAY CENTER, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers are being advised to plan for another growing season of drought.
The Hastings Tribune (http://bit.ly/SpyBq4) reports that state climatologist Al Dutcher estimates Nebraska has a 70 percent chance of a second consecutive year of drought.
Dutcher told those attending a gathering of beef producers in Clay Center on Tuesday that 8 to 10 inches of moisture more than normal would be needed to break Nebraska's drought.
The Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says most of Nebraska remains in extreme or exceptional drought.
Dutcher says he thinks "everyone should really have a good drought plan in place."
Information from: Hastings Tribune, http://www.hastingstribune.com
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