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The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) water and climate and other experts are predicting drought conditions in the West and places across the nation, marking a possible two-year drought in many states.
Ciji Taylor, NRCS public affairs specialist
, March 10, 2013
The area of Minnesota’s landscape in severe to extreme drought diminished during February, dropping from 84 percent of the state’s landscape to under 70 percent. This modest improvement was mostly due to above normal snowfall, especially across central and northern counties.
Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Extension
, March 09, 2013
Although much of Minnesota is still in severe to extreme drought, University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley says the outlook shows a different story for late winter all the way into planting season.
The Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) announced last week it will authorize emergency haying and grazing of Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) acres for seventy counties, including Douglas County, affected by drought conditions.
In light of current drought conditions, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman have issued a consumer alert encouraging Minnesota farmers to consider purchasing crop insurance ahead of this year’s growing season.
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