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Audio: How The Drought Stole Christmas?

With harvest moving at a record pace, it might seem like the drought’s most visible effects are behind us. To some degree that’s true, if you don’t plan on having Christmas this year. Gary Harman grows spruce, pine and fir trees at the 40-acre, 40,000-tree Walnut Ridge Farm in Indianola. When he plants new trees, roughly 70-75% of them survive the year. Some years are better; in 2009, 95% of his new trees survived. This year, the survival rate was only around 20%.

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