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Tour the parched Corn Belt

Jeff Caldwell 07/18/2012 @ 9:49am Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

Virtually all of the area covered by the MDA EarthSat Weather July Crop Tour has seen just a fraction of the normal rainfall during the month of July, if any at all. The tour will wind its way from central Ohio to the Iowa-Nebraska border, moving through what's typically some of the most productive corn and soybean ground in the U.S. But, the tour will likely find an entirely different story this year.

"We expect to find significant damage from drought and heat, especially in the corn crop," says Kyle Tapley, MDA EarthSat Weather senior ag meteorologist who's leading the crop tour. "I expect yields to be variable, as always, but I also expect to see some fields yielding close to zero in the hardest hit areas."

Tour Stops:

  1. Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County)
  2. Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion County)
  3. Bloomington, Illinois (McLean County)
  4. Iowa City, Iowa (Johnson County)
  5. Fort Dodge, Iowa (Webster County)
  6. Omaha, Nebraska (Douglas County)
   

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