NEWS
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Tue Sep 3, 2013 10:28 AM CDT

The late-summer drought has definitely put a headlock on crops as we go into the final portion of the 2013 season. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey noted in a radio report last week that the amount of U.S. corn area in drought ranges from 25 to 45 percent versus 17 percent at the end of July. And the soybean area in drought is now as high as 38 percent compared with just eight percent at the end of July.

These are excruciating numbers--and they show what happened when the big, powerful blocking high pressure in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic ...

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