Short on rain, state slides back into drought

Months with little rain could hurt corn, soybean harvests

Published On: Sep 04 2013 10:37:17 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2013 10:37:45 AM CDT
Corn on the cob
MADISON, Wis. -

A lack of rain has Wisconsin sliding back into drought.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported the western part of the state is already in a drought, and the National Weather Service could classify parts of southern Wisconsin in a drought this week.

Agronomist Stan McGraw said the lack of rain could cut soybean and corn crops by 10 to 15 percent.

That would still give farmers a decent harvest, although not the near record one that experts predicted after spring rains gave the plants a good start.