Skip to comments.U.S. spring crop season jeopardized as drought persists
Posted on 01/31/2013 12:46:12 PM PST by mgist
U.S. spring crop season jeopardized as drought persists
By Carey Gillam
(Reuters) - The unrelenting drought gripping key farming states in the U.S. Plains shows no signs of abating, and it will take a deluge of snow or rain to restore critical moisture to farmland before spring planting of new crops, a climate expert said on Thursday.
"It's not a pretty picture," said climatologist Mark Svoboda of the University of Nebraska's Drought Mitigation Center.
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I live in a part of IN that didn’t lose much last year to the drought. maybe 15-20% drop in yield.
No irrigation here either.
20-30 miles any direction, and they got hit bad.
and, what do the geniuses do to this to this prime cropland? they’re putting up hundreds of 450 foot windmills and destroying hundreds of acres of some of the best farmland in the Country.
500 Big Middle fingers from Obama to a part of the state who always vote Republican
parts of IN has caught up on the ground moisture, other parts still catching up.
The droughts were predicts 10 years ago: April 2004 Pacific and Atlantic Ocean Influences on Multidecadal Drought Frequency in the U.S. http://wwwpaztcn.wr.usgs.gov/rsch_highlight/articles/200404.html
Okay, turn-on the spigot.
Wi has less-than-average snowfall so far, although we’re starting to catch up, and more predicted in the next few days.
Last winter we had very little snowfall, and I’ve noticed that the amount of snow in winter is a pretty good indicator of rainfall the following summer.
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