NEWS
Dryness Concerns in Southern Plains
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Mon Jan 26, 2015 02:51 PM CST

California is not the only state where a hit-and-miss version of El Nino this winter season has been a disappointment in terms of minimal rainfall. The southwestern Plains -- despite having some major-league snows a week ago -- have increased drought conditions, and the dry trend may force ranchers to pull cattle off wheat pasture earlier than they'd prefer. (Dare I say "sooner" rather than later)

Water Year precipitation -- dating back to a start date of October 1, 2014--has been below average. Precipitation totals tracked by my colleague Joel Burgio show the Oklahoma grand total precipitation from October 1 ...

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