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Its only June but farmers with the ability to irrigate their crops have the water running on their fields. Crops in non-irrigated fields were fading earlier this week with high temperatures and drying winds. Ponds are dry or drying up and some cattlemen have begun hauling water. Others are using wells that have long been idle.

Twenty percent of Nebraska is in extreme drought, most of that is in the eastern half of state where 10.9 percent of the land is under an even worse exceptional drought category. Conditions in the west have improved when compared to last year. Water flowing in from Color...

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