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Winter storm 2011 - "storm of the century" hits farmers hard


The winter 2011 storm that is referred to as "the storm of the century" is hitting farmers extremely hard. The snow that's quickly moving across the nation is significantly threatening the agriculture industry.

The storm heading to the U.S. plains are expected to threaten key farming operatioons including winter wheat crops, deliveries of grain, and livestock herds. Tuesday Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are in the midst of experiencing a foot or more of snow and blizzard conditions.

For farmers, this isn't ideal for producing America's food supply. Ranchers are scurrying to protect their animals from brutal winds and to have drinking water and hay.