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Area out of drought, but still in need of precipitation

8:08 AM, Dec. 2, 2012
Tony Frost of Frost Farms in Tallula, Ill., surveys a pond Aug. 3 in the pasture that serves as the water source for his cattle. The pond has nearly dried up after months of drought.
Tony Frost of Frost Farms in Tallula, Ill., surveys a pond Aug. 3 in the pasture that serves as the water source for his cattle. The pond has nearly dried up after months of drought.
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Shades of brown and red stain the regional map of the upper Midwest on the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor as many areas of the country continue to hope for precipitation after a dry summer.

While a large portion of Wisconsin is listed as either "abnormally dry" or suffering from moderate to severe drought, much of eastern Wisconsin - including the Green Bay area - is listed as "none." About 25 percent of the upper Midwest is free of dry or drought conditions, according to the drought monitor.

While the area may not be in drought conditions, farmers and ag experts say that doesn't mean a ...

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