Drought Conditions Appear To Be Easing In Some Areas
Posted: 02 November, 2012
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Drought-plagued Midwest farming states got little benefit from the massive storm that pounded the Eastern Seaboard this week, although the nation’s worst drought in decades appears to be easing in some areas.
The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly update posted Thursday shows that 60 percent of the land in the lower 48 states is experiencing some degree of drought as of Tuesday. That’s down nearly 2 percentage points, taking into account much of Sandy’s fallout. Dry conditions continued easing in Iowa, North Dakota and Illinois, although far too late to help the corn and soybean crops, which are nearly completely harvested.