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State Government Officials Hold Town Hall Meeting on Drought Conditions

Posted: Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at 6:30 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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State government officials visited southeast Iowa yesterday to discuss the current drought conditions in the state.  Also at the meeting were officials from other farm related agencies.  Discussion revolved around the latest information and how coordination is being handled between state and federal officials.

Farm Bureau State Board Member Andy Hora from Washington County tells KCII News he attended the meeting to share exactly what is happening at local farms.  He says it’s nice to know that the Governor has taken a proactive step on the drought.

Hora adds various farmers have stated a lack of rainfall is hurting potential yield in both corn and soybeans.  State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the drought we are seeing now started about this time last year and is close to what was seen in 1988 across Iowa.