Drought continues to expand in Iowa

IARN — Drought now covers 99 percent of Iowa, according to the latest data from the US Drought Monitor.

Iowa State Climatologist Justin Glisan says drought continues to expand in Iowa. The Drought Monitor on Thursday showed that the D3, or extreme drought, in west-central Iowa has now spread even further west and crossed into Nebraska. Read more

Drought Impact Causing Crops To Shut Down Growth Early

Northwest Iowa — Planting was ahead of schedule and that along with the drought could push the harvest time up this year. Iowa State University Extension agronomist Joel DeJong says there are several area soybean fields that have begun turning color and showing signs of drying. Read more