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The drought in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee will continue through the end of the year. That’s the latest outlook from the National Weather Service’s Jim Noel.

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Four more counties in the Jackson Purchase have been given the ‘exceptional drought’ status by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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Jul 20, 2012
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From NPR: The ousting of a North Korean chief is indicative of deeper issues in the republic. 

Nitrogen Levels High in Drought-Damaged Corn

Jul 17, 2012
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State agriculture officials say farmers should take caution when turning their drought-damaged corn into silage.

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The entire state of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and Governor Pat Quinn plans to visit the southern end of the state Monday to discuss the plans for responding to dry conditions. 

Comer Addresses Disaster Declaration

Jul 12, 2012
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Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the federal disaster declaration that has been issued for 26 counties in the Commonwealth will help farmers there recover from severe drought. 

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Extreme heat and little rains have all but doused any hopes for a successful corn crop in our region. Kentucky’s corn and soybean crops rank lowest for field conditions, according to The National Agricultural Statistics Service.

A water shortage watch has been issued today for 27 counties spread across Kentucky.  Environmental scientist Bill Caldwell of the Kentucky Division of Water says residents of those counties should pay attention to possible calls for water conservation.

Clarksville Mandatory Water Restriction Lifted

Jul 6, 2012
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A mandatory water restriction in Clarksville, Tennessee was lifted last night, although city officials still have a voluntary water restriction in place.

Farmer: Illinois drought good for peach crop

Jul 5, 2012
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Dry conditions in Illinois have meant headaches for many farmers in the state, but not those growing peaches.  

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