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Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:52 AM CDT

The latest U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook chart posted by NOAA last week has a glimmer of hope for at least part of the Western Corn Belt. For the first time this year, Nebraska is included in the region of the central U.S. with the tag of "drought ongoing, some improvement." In fact, the entire Northern Plains and Midwest have at the very least such a description. This does not, of course, end the drought by any means, but there is at least not a chronic eternity of dry conditions indicated.

In the Southern Plains through the western U.S., it's much ...

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