According to U of IL Extension
8:45 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Midweek Downpour not Enough for Farmers

A field North of Macomb, taken on August 8th, one day after a brief downpour.
Credit SSS

The rain that areas of Western Illinois saw on Wednesday was enough to keep crops "one step ahead” of drought stress, but not enough to keep crops satisfied in the long term.

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W IL crops also need rain.
3:56 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Needed but Uneven Rains for SE Iowa

Some farmers received just a few drops of rain while some received 3.5 inches.
Credit SSS

With some Southeast Iowa farmers beginning to need rain, last weekend’s weather brought some rain but maybe not much relief.

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