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Rain Shortage Prompts Drought Concerns [AUDIO]

Following months of significantly low rainfall, the northern quarter of New Jersey has entered a “moderate drought” stage, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Is New Jersey in a Drought?

There is a slight risk that New Jersey may see a drought this year.

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Report: Global Warming Didn’t Cause Big U.S. Drought

A new federal report says last year's drought was a freak of nature and can't be blamed on man-made global warming.

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Does NJ’s Dry Spell Mean Upcoming Drought? [AUDIO]

New Jersey has seen a dry spell lately, which may prompt some of us to wonder about how far we are from a drought.

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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops
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Isaac’s Remnants Relieves Some Drought States

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac dumped heavy rain on some key Midwest farming states that dramatically lessened the drought there, but conditions worsened in two of the nation's biggest corn producers, Iowa and Nebraska, which missed out on the badly needed moisture, according to a drought report released Thursday.

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You Won’t Believe What Broke Ranchers Are Feeding Cows [VIDEO]

Farmers may not be happy about the recent drought that’s plagued much of the US, but it’s been a boon for cows with a sweet tooth — because ranchers who can’t afford the high prices of corn are now feeding the animals candy instead.

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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops
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Droght Worsens in Plains, Despite Cooler Temps

The nation's most withering drought in decades only got worse in several key farming states last week, despite cooler temperatures that at least gave those living there a break from this summer's stifling heat, according to a new drought report released Thursday.

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USDA Cuts Corn Outlook as Drought Takes Toll

The government slashed its expectations for U.S. corn and soybean production for the second consecutive month Friday, predicting what could be the lowest average corn yield in more than 15 years as the worst drought in decades scorches major farm states.

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Drought Worsens in Key Farm States

The latest U.S. drought map shows that excessively parched conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states that are key producers of corn and soybean crops.

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Drought Intensifies in Plains States

Extreme drought conditions have spread in several Plains states, but recent rainfall has slightly reduced the overall area of the lower 48 states experiencing some form of drought, according to the latest U.S. drought map.

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