NEWS
Drought Conditions Largely Unchanged
Thu Jun 13, 2013 02:12 PM CDT

CHICAGO (Dow Jones) -- Drought conditions were largely unchanged in the U.S. in the last week, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map showed Thursday.

The contiguous U.S. was 44.13% affected by drought as of Tuesday morning, up 0.02 percentage point from a week earlier, the monitor showed.

The High Plains region, where persistent drought has damaged wheat crops, was 68.45% covered by some level of drought, down 0.57 percentage point from a week earlier.

But the proportion of Kansas in "exceptional" drought -- the worst category -- rose 1.42 percentage points to 24.28%, due to greater dryness on the border ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Warmth Helps Prairie Harvest
Warmth Helps Prairie Harvest
It's All About The Block
Weekend to Continue Dry and Warm
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Daily Export Grain News
Market Impact Weather
NWS River Stages
Dry Conditions Friday Good for Harvest
All Areas to Be Dry Friday