Kansas continues emergency status adhering to the October drought declaration

As producers deal with dry conditions, Kansas has entered the new year with continued emergency status adhering to the October drought declaration.
It looks like there is not any relief in sight.

The Kansas Water Office says that conditions have not changed sufficiently to warrant modification. The drought has been significant enough that 85 counties in the state are eligible for USDA’s livestock forage program.

The department granted more than $45 million dollars in relief at the end of October.

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