08/25/2017 08:25 AM
Crop scouts on the Farm Journal Midwest Crop tour found plenty of evidence of how drought is robbing yield from this year's corn crop in western Iowa. But this week's U.S. Drought Monitor does show some improvement in the state. Forty-four percent of the state is now classified drought-free. Last week just 29% was drought free. The most severe cases are in the south central region of Iowa.