Pioneer Press: “About 84 percent of the state was either abnormally dry or in a drought as of Tuesday, the data cutoff for the map. That’s up from about 63 percent of the state the previous week.
“‘The biggest concern is recharging the soil for the plants going into next year,’ assistant state climatologist Pete Boulay said. ‘I don’t think what rain falls now is going to help the plants this season.’”
Harvest Public Media is mapping the Midwest drought. A new farmer from Ruthton, Minn. who keeps “a dozen head of purebred Angus cattle” says “we will survive the drought mostly due to luck (rain) and planning. We have not sought assistance due to drought, but we plan on applying for grants to help fund some water management practices in the future.” View the map and responses across the Midwest here.