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July 24, 2012 4:19 AM

Drought's wide economic impact likely to last for years

Many experts monitoring the dry conditions and their potential effects on the larger economy resist easy comparisons to the Dust Bowl years. Across the United States, triple-digit temperatures back then were more frequent, the drought was wider, the rural topsoil was grossly eroded and the national economy was in worse shape than now.

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