The forecast for the fall and winter is especially important for Oklahoma’s number one crop: winter wheat.
The decades old embargo on trade with communist Cuba cuts U.S. goods off from what would be one of their nearest international destinations.
Slow moving storms that dumped record amounts of rain on Oklahoma in April and May killed the five-year drought, but damaged wheat crops in western Oklahoma.
Flooding has becoming a big problem for the agriculture industry.
Scientists turned the four-year drought into an opportunity to study what the future might be like for the state’s wheat farmers.
Parts of southwest Oklahoma are in their fourth year of drought.