LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS
Drought Perspectives
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Apr 7, 2014 11:34 AM CDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- Twitter was abuzz last week as gusty winds across the Southern Plains whipped up dust storms reminiscent of the 1930s. Tweets from Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma documented how drought conditions have persisted, though national headlines have mostly focused on drought in California.

Many areas of the Southern Plains are entering what is the fourth year of drought, Mike Hayes, director of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said during a drought symposium in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday.

Hayes said the center has been getting feedback on its website of a tragedy developing on ...

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