The start of Illinois’ growing season is near and state climate experts say soil moisture levels are near normal.
A new federal study reveals that global warming is not to blame for last year’s extreme drought that crippled the central Great Plains.
Combined with heavy rain the previous weekend and two big snows in the weeks before that, all the water is causing rivers to rise.
The corps expect the navigation system to only be shorten by four days but if the drought deeps navigation season could be shorted by as much as 27 days.
Let’s hope the soil is soaking up all this rain and snow, because a new report shows that Missouri is in for another hot, dry summer in 2013.
Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.
There had been concern that barge traffic would grind to a halt due to an ongoing drought, widely considered by experts to be the worst in decades.
POET Biorefining says all workers at the Macon facility will stay on, spending their time doing maintenance-related work.
Project averts for now halt to shipping on the river.
State climatologist Jim Angel says the timing of the drought, and the heat, were brutal on the crops.