The National Public Radio station in southeast Missouri has an interesting story about how farmers in the historic Dust Bowl region have been able to adapt to recent droughts using modern technology and the results of years of agricultural research.  Even though conditions in the central Plains have been almost as bad climatologically as in the great Dust Bowl era of the 1930s, agricultural research on techniques such as using cover crops, limiting tillage and using smart irrigation practices have improved producers’ ability to make a living.   You can read the story and get a link to the radio story by clicking here.