Tag Archives: Drought

UF report: collapse of oyster industry due to drought, salinity

By and on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

A University of Florida team dedicated to researching the recent decline of oysters in Florida have discovered that the shortage is not due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Rather, the decline, which is affecting many fishermen and those involved in the industry, is due to drought and high salinity in the waters.

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2012′s Midwest drought affects Floridians

By on September 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Freshwater supplies are shrinking and drought is a concern in Florida. The drought affects agriculture and food prices.

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U.S. drought not really affecting North Central Florida growers

By on August 15th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm

While much of the United States has been hit with drought, farmers in the Gainesville area have been able to dodge the bullet for now.  As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Clint Holzapfel reports, steady rains have helped the local produce markets [...]

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Drought in middle America could hurt Floridians

By on July 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The drought plaguing the Midwest is the worst since the 1950s. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez spoke with Frankie Hall, the director for the Agricultural Policy Division for the Florida Farm Bureau, about how the dry spell is affecting us [...]

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Dairy, cattle industries affected by drought

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

In what has become one of the most widespread droughts in decades, over half the country is now in stages of drought or extremely dry conditions. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, Florida’s cattle and dairy industries are at [...]

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Drought will impact prices at the grocery store

By on July 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

A new report released today shows that 55% of the continental United States is in a moderate to extreme drought, the largest percentage since 1956. With the Midwest at the center of the drought, there may be widespread destruction of the [...]

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Drought causes recreational opportunities to dry up on area lakes

By on April 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Kelsey Peck / WUFT-FM Area lake levels dropping from ongoing dry conditions. As dry conditions continue, the lack of rain has some missing out on recreational fun on Melrose area lakes as water levels dip extremely low. WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck traveled to the area today where [...]

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