AG POLICY NEWS
Facing Water Extremes
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue May 7, 2013 02:59 PM CDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- You need to look no further than the water highs and lows in the Midwest in the past two years to catch a glimpse of the weather extremes that farmers have faced around the world.

Much of the Midwest was overtaken by flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers in 2011. In 2012, some 60% of the U.S. was in the grip of drought.

The real-world effects on farmers and ranchers took center stage in a panel discussion during the Water for Food Global Conference in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, as producers from Nebraska to Colorado to ...

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