Dry Begets Dry on High Plains
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:55 AM CDT

COLBY, Kan. (DTN) -- Farmers and ranchers looking for drought relief in the High Plains likely weren't encouraged at a meeting Wednesday when talk turned to hoping the fields are covered this fall to keep the wind from stripping away the topsoil.

Parts of western Kansas, southeast Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico and parts of Texas are in their third year of extreme or exceptional drought conditions, according to the National Drought Monitor. Still, much of the country assumes the drought is over because major parts of the Midwest under drought conditions a year ago have come out of it. Drought ...

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