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Corn Belt Needs More Moisture
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Dec 21, 2012 07:30 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Iowa is not the only state in the Western Corn Belt, but the state's conditions set the tone for the region. In these last two weeks of 2012, Iowa's veteran state climatologist has some concerns about how soil moisture supplies will finish this year.

"The fall season precipitation was somewhat disappointing," said Harry Hillaker. "The extreme northeast corner had above-normal totals since Sept. 1. The rest of the state, especially the far northwest, is really dry."

Hillaker's records show the far northwestern sector of Iowa -- north of a line from near Sioux City to just north ...

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