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Drought Conditions are starting to rear up again in Nebraska

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Agricultural officials said despite a fairly wet spring drought conditions are starting to rear up again in plains states.

Officials with the Farm Service Agency say drought conditions are starting to worsen again and that's reducing the amount of forage that's available for livestock.

Nebraska's FSA director said conditions were actually starting to improve here at the beginning of the year but many parts of the state are still much drier than normal.

"As we get into July and August that are traditionally hot and dry in Nebraska, we're seeing these conditions once again worsen," said Nebraska FSA Director, Dan Steinkruger

54 counties in Nebraska have been approved for emergency haying and grazing on land that's enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program.

All of northeast Nebraska except for Thurston and Burt counties are eligible.

FSA officials say CRP farmers and ranchers should contact their local FSA office if they think they qualify.

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