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Managing Drought

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Don Wilhite, professor of applied climate science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says there are practices farmers can use to change the way they plant crops or take care of their livestock instead of just hoping for better weather next year.  Wilhite, the founding director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, is involved in an international effort through the World Meteorological Organization that is promoting national drought policies through an international conference next year in Europe.  Wilhite speaks on "Managing Drought in a Changing Climate" tonight at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center on the South Dakota State University Campus.