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Hope fades for relief to U.S. drought

Midday weather updates indicated worsening stress on the U.S. corn and soybean crops for the next two weeks as the worst drought in over 50 years retains a firm hold on America’s heartland, an agricultural meteorologist said on Wednesday. "There are no soaking rains seen through Aug. 8," said Andy Karst, meteorologist for World Weather […] Read more

Rain to help crops in northern Midwest

Rainfall in the northern U.S. Midwest over the next 10 days will provide some relief for the drought-stricken corn and soybean crops, but more rain is needed to stem further crop losses, an agricultural meteorologist said Tuesday. "It’s a wetter forecast than we saw earlier. There’s a better chance of rain from Minnesota into Michigan […] Read more