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Iowa crops suffer in most widespread drought since 2013


Reuters: Iowa, the biggest U.S. corn-producing state, is facing its most widespread drought since September 2013, state Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig said on Friday, compounding problems for farmers after a damaging windstorm. The drought threatens to lower crop yields and grain quality even more for farmers who are also struggling with ripple effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. The scope of the losses will be determined by whether the state remains painfully dry, according to crop experts.

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