Photo by: Nati Harnik

Cornstalks poke up through the snow in a field near La Vista, Neb., on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Despite getting some big storms in December, much of the United States is still desperate for relief from the nation’s longest dry spell in decades, and experts say it will take an absurd amount of snow to ease the woes of farmers and ranchers. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)