Rain Shortage Spurs PDEP Drought Warning
Though Monday’s weather may make you a little skeptical, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought warning for 24 counties across the Commonwealth, and for the remaining 43, a less severe drought watch.
The drought hasn’t posed problems for all of Pennsylvania’s agriculture. But some farmers are facing serious shortages in crop yields, said associate professor of dairy and animal science John Comeford, via Penn State Live:
At least half the grazing land in the state is in serious trouble — the rest is merely marginal.