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March 21, 2013MO |  By: MDN

Drought Conditions

Drought conditions in the state of Missouri has improved after a period of heavy rain and snow.

Conservation Federations Executive Director Dave Murphy says for several years the state has been behind on more than eight feet of rain fall. Murphy says the recent snow storms and rain has given moisture to the soil and has improved drought conditions.

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Murphy says with consistent rain fall, farmers could see a better crop production this year. Murphy says he lost 50-percent of his yield last year, but is expecting better results this year.