TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jul 25th

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...


Pepsico, Unilever and Nestlé accused of complicity in illegal rainforest destruction

Pepsico, Unilever and Nestle accused of illegal destructionPepsico, Unilever and Nestlé have been accused of complicity in the destruction of Sumatra’s last tract...

Climate Change Is Killing What’s Left of Our Beautiful Coral Reefs

Coral reefs disappearingI’ve spent much of my life in oceans. It’s what most underwater photographers do, the serious...

Nuns protest gas pipeline by building chapel on proposed route

Nuns build chapel to stop pipeline on their propertyA group of nuns are protesting a natural gas pipeline by building a chapel along the...

Japan utility plans to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific

Japan plans to dump radioactive water into PacificThe operator of Japan's paralyzed nuclear plant in Fukushima has decided to release radioactive tritium into...
 
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!