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.


79° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

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!

 

US Drought Grows To Cover Widest Area Since 1956

July 16, 2012, 11:36 AM

US Drought Grows To Cover Widest Area Since 1956
MINNEAPO,LIS, MN -

A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956.

The monthly State of the Climate drought report released Monday by the National Climatic Data Center says 55 percent of the continental U.S. is in a moderate to extreme drought. That's the most since December 1956, when 58 percent of the country was covered by drought.

This year, 80 percent of the U.S. is abnormally dry, and the drought expanded last month with the 14th warmest and 10th driest June on record going back to 1895.

The nation's corn and soybean belt has been especially hard hit. The report says Midwest has experienced its seventh warmest and 10th driest April-to-June period. And it says crops, pastures and rangeland have deteriorated at an alarming rate.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


View agriculture

You may also like

SDSU Student Crowned Princess Kay Of The Milky Way

8/27/2015 10:08 AM

Mauk will serve for the next year as the official goodwill ambassador for nearly 3,500 Minnesota dairy farm families.

Full Story
Report: Landlords Rent Out 17.3M Acres Of Farmland

9/1/2015 6:00 AM

The National Agricultural Statistics Service on Monday reported the data, which come from its first survey of landowners since 1999.

Full Story
Monsanto Abandons Takeover Bid For Swiss Rival Syngenta

8/26/2015 10:38 AM

A combination with Basel-based Syngenta would have made Monsanto the world's largest producer of farming chemicals, on top of its market-leading s...

Full Story
Livestock Disease Continues To Be Found In South Dakota

8/31/2015 5:52 PM

A highly contagious livestock disease continues to be found in South Dakota facilities.

Full Story
All State Turkey Farms Hit By Bird Flu Restocked, Recovering

8/30/2015 1:21 PM

All nine of the state's affected turkey farms are restocked and raising birds again just five months after the first tested positive for the deadl...

Full Story


Events