User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


85° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Agriculture

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Drought Tracker: Dryness Worsens In Kan., Okla.

November 8, 2012, 9:51 AM

Drought Tracker: Dryness Worsens In Kan., Okla.
ST. LOUIS, MO -

The nation's worst drought in decades has worsened in parts of the nation's midsection, further frustrating ranchers and growers of winter wheat in Kansas and Oklahoma.

The U.S. Drought Monitor's weekly update posted Thursday shows that 60 percent of the land in the lower 48 states is experiencing some degree of drought as of Tuesday. That's down less than a percentage point from the previous week.

But the nation's worst drought in decades intensified in Kansas, the top U.S. producer of winter wheat. Thursday's update shows that the expanse of that state in extreme or exceptional drought - the two worst classifications - rose roughly 6 percentage points, to 83.8 percent.

Nearly 76 percent of Oklahoma is mired in the two highest forms of drought, up 8 percentage points.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


View agriculture

You may also like

Big Feedlots Report 18 Percent Increase In Cattle From 2014

7/25/2015 1:00 PM

South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 230,000 cattle on feed on July 1, up 18 percent from last year.

Full Story
Spring Wheat Harvest Getting Underway

7/28/2015 7:53 AM

The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 2 percent of the spring wheat is in the bin, well behind the long-term average of 18 pe...

Full Story
Monday Ag Markets

7/27/2015 1:47 PM

Here's a look at agriculture markets as of noon Monday.

Full Story
Friday Ag Markets

7/24/2015 2:10 PM

Here's a look at agriculture markets as of noon Friday:

Full Story
Tuesday Ag Markets

7/28/2015 1:47 PM

Here's a look at agriculture markets as of noon Tuesday:

Full Story


Events