Crops

THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS JOINTLY PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION. MAP COURTESY OF NDMC-UNL.

Drought conditions in Michigan are worsening, and if farmers weren't feeling the pressure before they certainly are now. 

The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.

Drought conditions in the thumb and northeast Michigan are worsening and it doesn’t look like it’s getting much better.

Flickr User Alanna Risse / https://flic.kr/p/3QT4hP

Slightly above normal temperatures and little rain over the last month has sent mid-Michigan into the beginning of drought.

Floods lead to estimated $21 million in crop losses

Jun 29, 2017
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Michigan State University Extension believes last week’s floods in mid-Michigan caused at least $21 million in crop losses.