With widespread winter storms impacting the majority of the U.S. this week, much-needed moisture is blanketing many drought-stricken areas. But it won’t be enough. With 70% of the country still experiencing drought conditions, it will take more than a snowstorm to restore depleted soils. Throughout the wheat belt, drought-stricken land is impacting production and crop quality. In Kansas, just 30% of winter wheat is rated good to excellent and in Texas, only 6% is rated good to excellent. One Texas grower reports conditions are drier than area farmers have experienced in a decade.

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