MN Farmers Continue to Dodge Worst of Drought
Minnesota farmers continue to dodge the worst of the drought that's affecting most of the country. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that the state experienced scattered showers and cooler temperatures this past week.
US Drought Grows to Cover Widest Area Since 1956
A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956. The monthly State of the Climate drought report released Monday by the National Climactic Data Center says 55 percent of the continental U.S. is in a moderate to extreme drought.
Minnesota Corn Crops A Mixed Bag
Sweltering temps and a lack of rain are leaving many states' corn crops withering away. Farms in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri are part of nine states where up to half of the corn fields are rated as poor or very poor.