Drought

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. 

Summer crops are feeling the heat

Jul 25, 2018
Xavier Mendoza | WCMU

Half way through a Michigan summer and farmers are saying the recent weather is not good for crops.

 

Farmers said they planted late this year because of a wet spring, and recent scorching temperatures have made it harder for plants to grow.

 

 

Paul Gross is an extension educator for the MSU Extension Service..

He said corn crops are taking a beating from the weather.

 

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.