Midwest drought

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Madison County Corn Crop is “Done” — Even if it Rains

EDWARDSVILLE, ILL –(KMOX)–Calling it the worst drought he’s seen in 35 years, grain farmer Mike Campbell crunches through his field of brittle, brown corn — pulling a stunted stalk from the dust like a loose […]

08/03/2012

File photo (KMOX/Bill Reker)

Illinois to Provide Help to Drought Stricken Farmers

It’s the sixth driest year on record in Illinois and much of the state’s corn and soybean crop is suffering.

07/16/2012

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Illinois Farmers Past The Point of No Return

Central Illinois crop insurance agent Rustin Godfrey says he’s been on the phone almost constantly with clients.

07/12/2012

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Drought Sapping the Life Out of the Midwest

The Midwest is going through its driest period since 1988.

06/27/2012

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