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Snowstorms lessen drought’s impact

reuters / Back-to-back winter storms, that dropped up to two feet of snow in some areas of the nation’s midsection over in late February, lessened the harsh drought that has been gripping key U.S. farm states for months, climate experts said on Feb. 28.

Oklahoma is one of the states that has benefited the most from the stormy onslaught, according to the weekly “Drought Monitor” report issued by a consortium of state and federal climatologists.

Many other states in the region improved, raising hopes for the winter wheat crop now in the ground and spring crops like corn and soybeans that will be planted this spring.

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