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Extreme drought may lead to low wheat crop yield in Montana


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An extreme drought in northeastern Montana is causing major problems for wheat farmers in the region.

The Billings Gazette reported ( ) Thursday that the area has only received about a half-inch of rain (1.3 centimeters) in the past two months.

Farmer Terry Angvick says the situation was reversed last year. Excessive rains caused rivers to flood last fall.

Angvick says many farmers decided to plant their seeds later in the season since they expected the soil moisture would stay longer.

Montana is the country's third largest wheat producer. Farme...

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