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U.S. spring crop season jeopardized as drought persists
Reuters ^ | 1/25/13 | Carey Gillam

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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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: drought
What's with this drought? Can anyone in the farming states shed a little light on this? I noticed Soros' ipo, Adecoagro (southamerican farmlands)claiming success to the US Drought, makes me suspicious.
1 posted on 01/31/2013 12:46:17 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

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


2 posted on 01/31/2013 12:51:11 PM PST by digger48
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To: mgist

parts of IN has caught up on the ground moisture, other parts still catching up.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 12:54:33 PM PST by digger48
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The Pacific Decadal Oscillation is in negative phase, the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation is in warm phase... that equals drought

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

4 posted on 01/31/2013 1:06:24 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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"University of Nebraska's Drought Mitigation Center."

Okay, turn-on the spigot.

5 posted on 01/31/2013 1:10:54 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: mgist

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.


6 posted on 01/31/2013 1:47:52 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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