Farmers Advised To Plan For More Drought

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Nebraska farmers are being advised to plan for another growing season of drought. State climatologist Al Dutcher estimates Nebraska has a 70 percent chance of a second consecutive year of drought.

Dutcher told those attending a gathering of beef producers in Clay Center on Tuesday that 8 to 10 inches of moisture more than normal would be needed to break Nebraska's drought.

The Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says most of the state remains in extreme or exceptional drought. Dutcher thinks "everyone should really have a good drought plan in place."

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