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Mon September 12, 2011
More than a little dry: widespread drought in Missouri and Kansas
The second warmest summer on record is coming to a close, but states like Texas and Kansas are still gripped by high temperatures and extremely low rainfall.
Now, the drought has spread north to southwestern Missouri where farmers in the parched Ozark foothills haven’t seen real moisture since May. On this episode of Field Notes, it’s drought served three ways: Harvest Public Media Reporter Eric Durban takes us to dry Kansas, Missouri buffalo farmer Carol Klein struggles to find a way out of a hot, dry summer (find her full story here) and part of the farming solution to intense weather in the University of Missouri’s drought simulator project.