NEWS
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 ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Todd's Take
Passionate About Pollination
Fight Foliar Diseases
Corn Reports Rosy
Weathering the Drought
Corn's Hidden Highways
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Now Ear This
Exporters Report Corn Sales
Corn Index Closes Below $4