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Originally posted by karen61560
I live in Virginia. We did not have a drought this summer. We had plenty of rain.
* Drought expands in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas * Winter wheat crop worries persist * More than 42 percent of continguous U.S. in severe drought
Roughly 63 percent of the new winter wheat crop that U.S. farmers planted in the fall is in drought-hit areas, with the hard red winter wheat belt - especially from South Dakota to Texas - remaining deeply entrenched in drought, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Extreme temperature fluctuations from warmer-than-normal to freezing conditions have stressed the crop, which already was in poor shape due to lack of moisture.