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Aug 9, 2014 — An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.
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Jul 20, 2014 — The state is experiencing the worst drought in decades, but water consumption in the southern coastal region is actually higher than in previous years. New rules and incentives aim to change that.
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May 30, 2014 — Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.
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May 21, 2014 — Coffee prices have spiked this year because of drought in Brazil and a disease that's crippling coffee production in parts of Central America. Coffee traders says prices could rise to $3 a pound.
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Feb 28, 2014 — Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.
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Feb 27, 2014 — The drought-stricken state is getting some much-need precipitation this week. It's not expected to solve the situation, and the rain will create problems. But it's also very welcome.
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Jan 17, 2014 — Gov. Jerry Brown is urging Californians to cut their water use by 20 percent, and he's telling state agencies to conserve water - and to hire more firefighters.
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May 16, 2013 — Forecasters are predicting better rainfall for the East and Midwest, but in parts of the West, drought conditions will persist.
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May 1, 2013 — Corn and soybean farmers not only survived last year's epic drought — thanks to crop insurance, they made bigger profits than they would have in a normal year, a new analysis finds. And a big chunk of those profits were provided through taxpayer subsidies.
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Apr 24, 2013 — Corn production was down last year thanks to drought. This year, conditions are too cold and wet for farmers to plant the crop. Without a break in the clouds pretty soon, there may be another shortage of the crop at harvest time.
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