NEWS
US Drought Still A Threat to Wheat Crop
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:15 AM CST

CHICAGO (Dow Jones) -- Overall U.S. drought conditions barely changed last week, with dryness continuing to threaten winter wheat crops in the Plains, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map showed Thursday.

The contiguous U.S. was 57.68% in some level of drought as of Tuesday morning, up 0.04 percentage point from a week earlier, the monitor showed.

Intense drought conditions were mostly unchanged in the High Plains, with 92.08% of the region experiencing drought, the same as last week. The amount of the region in "exceptional" drought, the worst category, was unchanged at 27.02%.

Rains eased drought in parts of the ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Exporters Report Wheat Sale
HRS Tour -- Final
Letters to the Editor
HRS Wheat Tour -- Day 2
HRS Wheat Tour -- Day 1
HRS Wheat Tour Preview
Winter Wheat Wrap-Up
Kansas Wheat Harvest Report - 14
Kansas Wheat Harvest Report - 13
Kansas Wheat Harvest Report - 12