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Drought improves, cattle producer says he’s 15 inches of rain behind


The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows slight improvement for extended dryness in the Great Plains after a week of rainy weather.

North-Central Kansas cattle producer Ethan Dickerson says conditions have improved, but his area remains in severe drought.   “We’re probably about 10 to 15 inches behind coming back from the drought starting last fall.”

He tells Brownfield Mother Nature brought more than 2 inches of rain recently. “A week ago, we had a good rain come through and it got the early spring crop out of the ground.