Corn Disaster: Rain Coming, But Not Enough

Thursday, July 19, 2012
By Paul Martin

By Alex Sosnowski
AccuWeather.com
Jul 19, 2012

Additional corn crop failures are likely, due to too little rain and too much heat through the middle of August.

Spotty downpours will grace northern and eastern areas of the corn belt into August, but not enough rain will fall on a large part of the corn belt, leading to a disaster. For many areas getting the rain, it is too late for the corn.

AccuWeather.com agricultural meteorologists feel that a lack of rain will continue to take its toll on non-irrigated corn in much of Nebraska and Kansas, as well as huge sections of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Michigan and southeastern Wisconsin.

In these areas, a few tenths of an inch of rain will fall here and there in the weeks ahead with some areas barely getting a drop.

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