NEWS
Western Corn Belt Drought Still Looms
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri Feb 22, 2013 07:45 AM CST

The monthly NOAA Drought Outlook was posted Thursday, Feb. 21, and after comparing this one to a month ago, the overall Corn Belt-wide evaluation for now through the end of May (end of the meteorological spring) is "no change." Here's why:

Some possible improvement is indicated over all of western and central Missouri along with the western 2/3 of Iowa, the western half of Minnesota, and the eastern Dakotas. That is certainly a more promising setup in South Dakota, where soils are very dry.

However, the forecast a month ago called for definite improvement across all of Minnesota, the eastern ...

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