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Harvest Hurt by Drought
5:38 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Sellers Squeezed by High Price of Popcorn

A Del’s Popcorn shop employee in Decatur starts the vintage popcorn popper. Del’s relies heavily on holiday sales, but is struggling with the high price of popcorn.
Credit Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media

U.S. popcorn sellers took a big hit from the 2012 drought, which caused one of the worst popcorn harvests in recent memory.

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Lates DNR Water Summary
3:38 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

SE IA Still Recovering from 2012 Drought

The latest Iowa DNR Water Summary.
Credit Iowa DNR

Most of Iowa, including the southeast part of the state, is still recovering from the effects of last year’s drought.

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Shows Harvest Mostly Behind
9:34 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

USDA Issues Harvest Reports Again

Credit SSS

This is the first week since the partial government shutdown that the USDA has issued its regular update on the fall harvest.

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Report by U of IL
12:51 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

The Effects of Crop Insurance in 2012 Drought

Data from 2012 shows crop insurance had a significant impact on farmers' incomes.
Credit SSS

Drought hit Illinois farmers hard last year,  though many of those farmers had federally subsidized crop insurance that helped them cope.

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3 of 4 Agencies Shut Down
2:37 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Drought Monitor Sill Active Amid Shutdown

The Drought Monitor is still active even if all the agencies responsible for it are not. (Illustrations added by Tri-States Public Radio)
Credit http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Drought Monitor Map is still online, and being updated.

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