Drought Worries: Rep. John Rose shares an update on what he is seeing back home

Usually with the drought, we give most of our attention to the western half of the country. However, Tony St. James with All Ag All Day had the opportunity to speak with Representative John Rose from Tennessee about what he is seeing back home in his district.

“We have a number of areas in the district that are dry and need rain. Probably not as severe as some areas of the country, but that’s becoming a factor here. I just was visiting with one of our major row crop producers in the western end of my district who said the corn crop is already damaged even if we get good rain from here on out. Probably some reduction in yield because of the dry weather that we’ve had there in the district,” said Rose.

A zoomed-in look at the Volunteer State’s drought conditions shows that the state is split in half. The western half is experiencing moderate to severe drought, while the east has no color on the map at all.


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