Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Mike Johanns
U.S. Senate 

Drought Conditions


December 20, 2012

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. This phrase from a popular Christmas song has never before been sung with such sincerity and intensity as it is this year across Nebraska.

With more than 96 percent of Nebraska suffering from extreme or exceptional drought, we desperately need the moisture.  Farmers and ranchers have been battling severe drought conditions across the entire state, in what has become one of the driest and hottest spells on record.

Drought conditions extend to more than 60 percent of the contiguous United States and have become a national crisis for ag producers. With b...

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