Senate Review

Drought statistics are staggering


October 26, 2022

As a farmer and rancher, I have firsthand knowledge of how devastating the current drought conditions have been for our state’s agriculture industry. This is one of the worst droughts we have seen over the last decade and the first time since March of 2013 that 100 percent of Oklahoma is in a drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor currently indicates the vast majority of the state is in a severe or extreme drought, with nearly 30 percent of our lands being classified in an exceptional drought, with the most devastating and critical conditions.

These statistics are staggering, and the impact of...

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