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drought

Tiny Ips beetles, about the size of a grain of rice, are posing a risk to pine forests in southwest Arkansas. The state Department of Agriculture is advising landowners to survey property, contact foresters, and consider clear cutting infested trees. Forest Health Specialist Chandler Barton, with the state Forestry Commission, says extreme drought levels are weakening trees and making them susceptible to insects and disease.

Emerson says drought is worst in decades

Jul 30, 2012

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) says the ongoing drought conditions are catastrophic for many farmers, and Congress will likely pass a one-year extension of the current Farm Bill, with emergency assistance attached. The congresswoman discussed this issue and more in her monthly talk with KASU....