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Farming in the modern Dust Bowl

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…
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July 2014 climate summary for Georgia

A small area of drought returned to Georgia at the end of July following a record-setting dry July in Alma. The station received only 0.44 inches for the month, much lower than the previous record of 0.77 inches set in 2006. Most of the state received less than the normal…
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Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City GA announced that today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.  Heat is one of the leading killers due to weather across the nation, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year.  Since farmers and extension agents spend a lot of time outdoors in sultry…
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