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Evening Edition | Friday, October 21, 2022

In tonight's Evening Edition, read about drought across the nation, a carbon company's withdrawal in Iowa, new avian influenza cases, and the top stories this week.

Drought in Agriculture

An agency charged with conserving groundwater in arid western Kansas plans to truck thousands of gallons of water from the Missouri River nearly 400 miles, almost to the Colorado border.

Half of the 6,000 gallons drawn from the river will be poured onto a property in Wichita County. The other half will be taken into Colorado.

Find out more about the states' urgent task of conserving water in the article linked below.

Editor Natalina Sents Bausch reports on the drought conditions in the top corn growing states.

Nearly 50% of the U.S. is in drought this week. Five of the top 18 corn growing states are reporting 100% drought stress. D4 exceptional drought is present in seven top corn producing states.

Read on to see maps and specific details about the states with 100% drought stress.

Carbon Pipeline

A company that wants to build a sprawling liquid carbon dioxide pipeline has withdrawn its court request for immediate access to private property in northern Iowa for a land survey, according to court records.

The withdrawal follows an unsuccessful attempt by another pipeline company to obtain a temporary injunction for a land survey.

Find out when information meetings are scheduled for Wolf Carbon Solutions, a third company proposing pipeline in Iowa.

Avian Influenza

New cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in four states. 

HPAI is a highly contagious viral disease that can infect chickens, turkeys, and other birds. The disease can cause severe illness and/or sudden death in infected birds.

Read about the cases in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Rhode Island in the article linked below.

Top Stories This Week

This year's National Wheat Yield Contest has a contest record yield of 231.37 bushels per acre that was achieved by Rylee Reynolds in Twin Falls County, Idaho. 

See the list of national winners in this article.

People have been using signs from nature to predict the weather since the beginning of time. Science may not support all of the theories, but here are a few interesting methods that have stood the test of time

Check them out in the article below.

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