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Drought update offered

The latest drought monitor map came out Thursday and as most expected the news isn’t good. So where are we?
• Except for Ellsworth and Russell Counties all of the area is in a “Severe Drought.” Ellsworth and Russell have moved up to “Extreme Drought” just below the worst rating of “Exceptional.” This is the result of little precipitation the last few months combined with several days of well above normal temperatures and wind, lots of wind. What this means to producers is that there is precious little moisture in most soil profiles for wheat and spring planted crops.
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