Nebraska ranchers, farmers struggle against fifth-worst drought on record
October 6, 2022
Editor's note: This content was originally created for Nebraska Public Media, with permission given for distribution through Nebraska News Service.
Historically dry weather across Nebraska will be a big factor for farmers this fall as corn and soybean harvests are underway. The state just recorded its driest August in 128 years of record keeping. Ranchers are being put to the test as drought conditions persist across all of the state’s $28 billion dollar agricultural sector.
Many farmers and ranchers say this year is one of the toughest drought conditions they can remember.