TV News LIES

Sunday, Jun 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Drought-damaged states face poor outlook as dry weather persists

Drought-damaged states face poor outlook as dry weather persists

E-mail Print PDF

US drought worsensA persistent drought held its grip on America's bread basket on Thursday, with no sign of relief for the four main wheat-growing states.
The poor outlook for winter wheat, which accounts for about 70% of the US crop, has raised fears about further food prices shocks, after widespread failure of last year's corn and soybean crops.

Conditions in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas, which produce about a third of the country's wheat crop, remained unchanged – virtually the worst on record, according to the US Drought Monitor.

The Obama administration declared large areas of all four states a natural disaster area on Wednesday, because of the persistent drought.

In Kansas, the biggest wheat producer, the entire state is in severe drought. Oklahoma, over the last 60 days, has seen only a small fraction of its typical rainfall.

"Oklahoma has really been just bone dry," said David Simeral, a scientist at the Western Regional Climate Center who wrote this week's drought report.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Pink Snow Looks Awesome, But Is Another Climate Change Indicator

Pink snow sign of climate changeSome call it pink snow, some call it watermelon snow — and now, a new study...

New wildfires erupt in California as heatwave strikes west coast

New wild fires erupt in CaliforniaNew wildfires erupted Monday in southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying...

29,400 Barrels of Crude Oil Spill in California

Oil pipeline spill in CaliforniaSouthern California authorities have revised the estimated size of a crude oil pipeline spill down to...

Southwest braces for heat wave with temps reaching 120

heat wave coming to southwest USIn 120 degree temperatures, some airplanes might not take off. Power grids strain as the outside...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!