No El Niño in 2014? Drought-weary California in trouble
The Drought Monitor – and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology – were the bearers of bad news for Californians anxious for relief from the state’s historic drought. FULL STORY »
California pays the price for Corn Belt’s cold snap
The unseasonable return of the jet stream brought cool temperatures to the Corn Belt and more heat to California. FULL STORY »
Drought costs California's ag industry $2.2 billion
The historic drought in California is proving costly, draining $2.2 billion from the state’s farm economy and putting some 17,000 agricultural workers out of a job. FULL STORY »
Southern Plains still grappling with persistent drought
Unlike California, a wet June over the nation’s heartland helped to slowly erode portion of drought on the southern and central Plains, but it wasn’t enough to bring the region out of drought. FULL STORY »
Will El Niño be enough to break California’s drought?
The upcoming El Niño is fizzling, turning into an “El Wimpo” that won’t be likely strong enough to end drought in California. FULL STORY »
Widespread rains fuel drought relief in the heartland, but...
...it wasn't enough to quench the drought lingering in the southern Plains. FULL STORY »
El Niño forecast weaker than earlier predicted
Though nearly 70 percent of Texas remains in drought, crops in many areas are doing well thanks to rains over the last month, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel and the U.S. Drought Monitor. FULL STORY »
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