Friday, July 6, 2012

Corn Belt Drought

Here is the actual rainfall for the last 30 days ending at 7 o'clock this morning.
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Here is the percentage of normal precipitation for the same thirty days.

Given the above normal temperatures during this period, anything less than 50% means the corn is suffering and in the red areas (less than 25%) it is severely affected.

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, you can see the runup in corn prices as the drought has taken hold. Prices are up about 30%.

Addition: AccuWeather has more on the "corn disaster."

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