National Drought Mitigation http://wkms.org en Drought holds its grip as growers pivot to wheat http://wkms.org/post/drought-holds-its-grip-growers-pivot-wheat <p>The worst U.S. drought in decades is showing little signs of easing as farmers close out their corn harvests and pivot toward growing winter wheat that's also now struggling in the dry conditions.&nbsp; The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor update released today shows that more than roughly 62 percent of the land in the lower 48 states is experiencing some degree of drought.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:57:42 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 23715 at http://wkms.org Drought holds its grip as growers pivot to wheat W. Ky. Reaches "Exceptional" Drought Status http://wkms.org/post/w-ky-reaches-exceptional-drought-status <p>The National Drought Mitigation Center has upgraded much of western Kentucky to &ldquo;exceptional drought&rdquo; status. Climatologist Brian Fuchs says exceptional drought, or D4, is the highest drought level. It&rsquo;s characterized by widespread crop loss and water restrictions in some places. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:11:54 +0000 Angela Hatton 19845 at http://wkms.org W. Ky. Reaches "Exceptional" Drought Status Additional Purchase Counties Named Exceptional Drought Areas http://wkms.org/post/additional-purchase-counties-named-exceptional-drought-areas <p></p><p>Four more counties in the Jackson Purchase have been given the &lsquo;exceptional drought&rsquo; status by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:56:03 +0000 Drew Adams 19497 at http://wkms.org Additional Purchase Counties Named Exceptional Drought Areas