Goodbye, Extreme Drought: Rain delays planting in Iowa, but helps moisture levels

According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, no part of Iowa is experiencing extreme levels of drought for the first time in nearly two years.

While recent rain storms delayed planting progress for producers in Iowa, it has eliminated extreme drought in the state! For the first time in almost two years, no part of Iowa has extreme levels of drought.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows the drought footprint in Iowa continues to shrink, with just 37 percent covered in abnormal to severe levels. That is down from the 97 percent seen in September.

Last week pastures, crops, and livestock received over two inches of precipitation in Iowa and more rainfall is expected this week.


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