Nebraska farms told to halt irrigation as drought drains rivers

Reuters: More than 1,100 farmers in Nebraska have been ordered by the state's Department of Natural Resources to halt irrigation of their crops because the rivers from which they draw water have dropped due to a worsening drought. The orders come as the central United States is enduring the worst drought in a quarter century, which has parched corn and soybean crops and sent prices of both commodities to near-record highs. As of Friday, orders had been sent to a total of 1,106 farmers in the country's......

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