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Drought conditions continue in Nebraska

Posted: 10/05/12 08:48

The latest Drought monitor has been released by the University of Nebraska. It now shows over 77% of Nebraska is categorized as being in an exceptional drought, up from 73% last week. Another 20% of Nebraska is in an Extreme Drought and 2% of the state is classified in a Severe Drought condition

The first of four USDA meetings on drought assistance and recovery will be held Tuesday in Omaha. U-S Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says federal agencies will be on hand to provide information on SBA disaster loans, USDA loans and more. The Omaha meeting is Tuesday, October 9th from 9 until 4 at the Omaha City-County Building at 1819 Farnam Street. Three others are planned for Ohio, Colorado and Arkansas.