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Expert: Illinois Soil Moisture Good A Year After Drought

The start of Illinois’ growing season is near and state climate experts say soil moisture levels are near normal.


Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

Illinois Climatologist Expects US Drought Through 2013

The drought has withered crops and lowered the Mississippi River’s levels to a point that could force slowdowns, if not shutdowns, of barge traffic.


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