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Drought conditions taking hold in Tri-States

According to a United States Drought Monitor website authored by Anthony Artusa with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the KHQA viewing area is experiencing abnormally dry conditions.

A month ago there was some concerns about flooding but now drought conditions are on the minds of Tri-State farmers.

According to a United States Drought Monitor website, authored by Anthony Artusa with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the KHQA viewing area is experiencing abnormally dry conditions.

Many counties in Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa are currently seeing moderate drought conditions.

Hancock County and northern parts of Adams County in Illinois are also experiencing moderate drought conditions.

Artusa states in his June 7th drought summary that drought areas in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois have been expanded due to little rainfall and 90-degree temperatures.

Shawn Valter with the Adams County Farm Bureau says corn crops in Adams County are starting to show signs of stress because of the drought.

Valter says the lack of moisture is a concern but most modern hybrids are much more resilient to drought conditions.

He also said the warm humid nights and sunny days are good conditions for corn but moisture in the next seven to ten days is critical.

The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

New drought maps are release every Thursday morning at 7:30.

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