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North Idaho Drought Devastating Wheat Crops

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A north Idaho drought is devastating wheat crops, the Lewiston Tribune reports

Some farmers in Clearwater County are reporting that up to two thirds of this year's crops have been lost to drought conditions, and Clearwater County Commission Chairman Don Ebert said harvests are down 40 percent despite recent precipitation that provided some relief.

What's more, some agriculture experts at Washington State University told the Tribune that rain—more of which is forecasted for later this week—could do more harm than good to wheat crops that have yet to be harvested.

Currently, drought emergency declarations have been issued for Teton, Fremont, Blaine, Lincoln, Butte and Custer counties by the Idaho Department of Water Resources.