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By Cody Frederick
Nebraska News Service 

Drought in Nebraska Causing Concern as Farmers Prepare for Planting


April 20, 2022

There’s an old wives’ tale in farming: Seven years of drought and seven years of good conditions.

Galen Roebke, Seward farmer, said the current drought timeline makes him wonder if it’s true. He said he’s starting to notice how dry his farm is after not having drought be a concern the past few years.

“You sometimes think about those things, that we might have a prolonged dry time,” Roebke said. “Our last few years, we’ve been blessed with adequate rainfall. Sometimes, you almost think it’s too good to last.”

Nebraska is in the midst of a drought that started almost two...

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