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Drought Forces Shift in Oklahoma Crops
Mon Dec 10, 2012 02:34 PM CST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (DTN) -- The last time it was this dry on his land, the Dust Bowl was blowing to a close in the late 1930s, Oklahoma farmer and rancher Bill Pope, 79, recalled. His father kept his cattle alive by digging into a dried-up creek bottom and planting a 50-gallon barrel to catch some precious water from an underwater spring.

"That 50-gallon barrel wouldn't last too long today," said Pope, who now grows wheat and runs 140 head of beef cattle with his two sons, Steve and Clay, on 2,500 acres in Kingfisher ...

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