Dry weather diminishing yield expectations for many

Yield prospects are diminishing in many parts of Iowa as drought conditions creep across the state following below-normal precipitation for seven of the past eight weeks, according to state climatologist Harry Hillaker.

Thunderstorms brought relief to parts of northern Iowa last week, but the precipitation continued to miss the most critically dry areas. After a record-wet spring, Iowa’s combined July and August rainfall total was the...

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