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‘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 ... Read More »

Drought has these Eastern Washington farmers worried, but they ‘always plant with faith’

From the Spokesman Review Wednesday was an immaculate day on the Palouse. Cartoonishly puffy clouds filled a brilliant blue sky. A gentle breeze blew through the 65-degree air. Hill after hill of bright green wheat rolled away for miles in every direction. Palouse farmers are sick of beautiful days, though. They want ominous gray clouds to bring rain and bring ... Read More »

La Nina to ease northwest drought, forecasters say

From the Capital Press A La Nina is expected to make winter in the Pacific Northwest wet and cold, relieving drought conditions in Oregon and Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. In the southern tier of the U.S., La Nina is forecast to turn winter dry and warm, worsening drought conditions that cover much of the Southwest ... Read More »