Kansas Drought Loss At $1.8 Billion
KSCB News - November 15, 2011 4:46 pm
Kansas agriculture officials say crop losses caused by the continuing drought have reached $1.8 billion.
The Kansas Department Of Agriculture had previously estimated drought losses at $1.7 billion.
Corn acres have lost $1 billion, while the wheat crop lost to drought
was valued at $269 million.
The Ag Departmentsays 85 percent of the state remains in some type of drought, with about 57 percent of the state in a severe drought or greater. About 15 percent of the state, mostly in the southwestern part of Kansas, is in extreme drought.