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US Drought Conditions Ease Overall
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:57 AM CST

CHICAGO (Dow Jones) -- U.S. drought conditions overall eased in the last week, but conditions in the country's farm belt didn't significantly improve, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map showed Thursday.

The contiguous U.S. was 60.26% in some level of drought as of Tuesday morning, down 0.83 percentage point from a week earlier, the monitor shows.

The Midwest is now 55.05% affected by drought, up 0.12 point from last week. Dry soil in the spring could delay planting of corn and soybean crops in the region.

The High Plains, which stretches from Colorado ...

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