‘It’s going to be a difficult year’: Local dryland farmers struggling with severe drought conditions

From KXLY.com

Both Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho are under severe to extreme drought conditions now. Dryland farmers, and their crops, are struggling with the little rain.

Wheat head comparison from Ryan Poe’s field. The left is what a normal sized wheat head looks like, the right shows a smaller wheat head with some frost damage.

There are pockets of yellow in Ryan Poe’s winter wheat field in Hartline. It’s supposed to all be green. His crop isn’t growing as tall, either. Walking through the field, in some sections, the height of the crop went to Poe’s knees, but in other areas it went down to his shins. Read the rest of the article here.

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