World Crop and Weather Highlights December 17

December 17, 2012

Dry US Winter Wheat and Corn Areas Receive Beneficial Rain

Conditions in the United States heartland have suddenly turned stormy,  ending a 60-day stretch of intense drought.    Winter wheat in western Kansas and west Texas received .25 - .50 inch of precipitation Friday with a storm that moved northeast, spreading moisture into dry Midwest farms.    Corn states Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin received heavier rain .50 to 1 inch.  Moisture soaked into thirsty fields, not yet frozen due to unseasonably warm December weather... subscribers continue to full story...

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