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Mon Jul 1, 2013 11:18 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- As producers across the Midwest struggle with flooded fields and delayed planting, the drought of 2012 might seem like distant history for many. Producers like Dean Graumann, however, are evidence the drought is very much alive in the western Great Plains.

"Our ponds are still dry, our grass is still brown," said the southwestern Oklahoma cow-calf producer and wheat farmer. "I'd say at least half the wheat was disastered. So it's pretty bleak," Graumann told DTN.

Jordan Shearer, who raises wheat and cattle in the eastern Oklahoma panhandle, said some mid-June ...

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