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Iowa sees improvement in latest Drought Monitor

IARN — Recent rain showers have provided some relief for Iowa growers.

The U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday shows significant drought improvement across the state. Coverage of D2 Severe Drought decreased from 37.89 percent last week to 31.49 percent this week. D1 Moderate Drought improved to 55.77 percent from 67.13 percent last week. Additionally, areas of D0 Abnormally Dry decreased from 82.89 percent last week to 70.92 percent this week. A large area of far southern Iowa stretching from the east and west borders has been taken out of the Drought Monitor’s intensity scale.

Iowa has experienced timely rain showers over the course of this week. Nationally, USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey takes a look at upcoming conditions for the week of July 20th through the 26th.

Story courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network

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