Dryness a growing concern for crops in U.S. Midwest

chicago / reuters / The U.S. Midwest will see little rain over the next week to 10 days, but moderate temperatures will help slow deterioration of corn and soybean crop conditions, an agricultural meteorologist said June 4.

“It’s not the best of forecasts, but the fact there will not be any extreme heat will marginalize the impact of the dryness,” said John Dee, meteorologist for Global Weather Monitoring.

The U.S. Agriculture Department last Monday said 72 per cent of the U.S. corn crop was in good-to-excellent condition, down from 77 per cent in that category the previous week.



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