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Stories Tagged "Dust Bowl"

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Market to Market (June 20, 2014)

posted on June 20, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (June 20, 2014)
Full Program: Mother Nature batters the Midwest with torrential rains and a string of lethal tornadoes. Further south, wheat producers contend with arid conditions reminiscent of the Dust Bowl. We examine controversial laws that some believe restrict free... Full Story

Flash Drought Zaps Moisture Out of Corn Belt

posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Flash Drought Zaps Moisture Out of Corn Belt
The year *after* the worst drought in half a century began with a series of rain showers that lasted well into spring planting season. The dramatic change in weather patterns replenished subsoil moisture that had been zapped out the year before.... Full Story

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People

posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces. With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a... Full Story

Smithsonian hosts US youth summit on Dust Bowl

posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Students in nine states and the nation's capital are preparing to examine the legacy of the Dust Bowl and the current impact of drought on agriculture and global food security. Full Story

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