Drought conditions worsen in Missouri

by 5m Editor
2 August 2005, at 12:00am

MISSOURI - As the summer-long drought drags on, Gary Hoette knows that for many Montgomery County farmers, the year is already a disaster. Growing season is virtually over for the mid-Missouri corn crop left wilting by oppressive July heat and spring and summer rainfall at about half the normal level. Even if it rains - and none is in the forecast - it's too late for corn and will be of only a little help to soybeans, he said. "This is going to be a major setback," said Hoette, agronomist for the county's University of Missouri Extension Service. "It's going to be a major setback. A year like this is one of those it's going to take six or seven years to recover from." Source:

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