NCDC marks June 2012 as the 6th worst month on record.
It’s time to stop comparing this year’s drought to the dire conditions of 1988. The 2012 drought has officially entered Dust Bowl-era intensity. The percentage of U.S. currently in drought now rivals conditions not seen since the mid-1950s and early 1930s.
A recent report by the Weather Channel
indicates that more than 54% of the nation was in drought this June, which makes it the 6th
worst month since the National Climatic Data Center began tracking such data in 1895.
Highest Percentage of U.S. In Drought
Here are some additional items of interest, collected from various media outlets:
CNN recently interviewed
Indiana farmer Brian Scott about how the drought has affected his Indiana farm.
Illinois farmer David Albin shares some of his recent observations on the drought and what still needs to be done this crop season, at this week's Farm Journal Corn College
AgWeb has offered a comprehensive look at the drought over the past month. See full coverage
. For a cross-section of additional industry opinions and analyses, click here
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