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Drought Takes Heavy Toll on KS Winter Wheat

Much of central and western Kansas remains under a severe drought. Nearly 40 counties have been designated "drought disasters" by the U-S Department of Agriculture. The ultra dry weather has caused much of the state's winter wheat crop to fail. The tinder dry conditions have also made grass fires more likely. KPR's Agriculture Reporter Eric Durban is based in Garden City... and says the drought in that part of the state is particularly severe.

That's KPR Ag Reporter Eric Durban. He was speaking with KPR's David Darman. Eric Durban is part of an agriculture reporting project called Harvest Public Media. The grant-funded effort involves public radio stations in four Midwestern states, including Kansas Public Radio and High Plains Public Radio. For more information, including pictures, podcasts and in-depth stories... log on to That's Harvest Public Media - DOT - org.

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