NEWS
Thu Aug 29, 2013 01:07 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- A recent outbreak of hot, dry weather has brought about a "flash drought" in parts of the Upper Midwest, according to a weekly government report Thursday.

The U.S. Drought Monitor showed that a quarter of the Midwest region, which includes the heart of the Corn Belt, was in some level of drought as of Tuesday, up from 7.9% the prior week. The drought was considered severe in 3.7% of the region, up from zero the prior week.

"Above-normal temperatures and rapidly deteriorating soil moisture conditions have resulted in what appears to be a late-season flash drought," Anthony ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories
Rainy Days and Thursdays
Decent Prairies Harvest Weather Arrives
Decent Western Canada Weather Arrives
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Rain in Midwest Again Friday
NWS River Stages
Daily Export Grain News
Market Impact Weather
Flooding Possible Thursday in W.Midwest
Rain Thur. for Cent.Plains, W.Midwest