Drought conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states, which are key producers of corn and soybean crops, AP reports.
The amount of land experiencing drought conditions dropped a little more than 1 percentage point to 78.14 per cent, but the land suffering extreme or exceptional drought rose nearly 2 percentage points to 24.14 per cent, according to the latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The amount of land in Iowa – the nation’s biggest producer of corn and soybean – facing extreme or exceptional drought more than doubled in the last week, rising from 30.74 per cent last week to 69.14 per cent as of Tuesday.
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