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Fundamentally Speaking
Thu Jan 31, 2013 08:50 AM CST

In a prior piece, we discussed the impact of a major drought on crop yields the following year.

The end of December U.S. Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) was -5.47 and anything less than -4.00 is classified as extreme drought.

The end of December PDSI was not only the worst of 2012 indicating a worsening situation as the year went in but is the lowest national PDSI since April 1981.

We went back and for the top 18 corn producing states those instances where their individual PDSI was -4.00 or lower at the end of ...

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