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MO dryness intensifies, crops suffer

Missouri crop conditions continue to slide as dryness intensifies.

USDA says corn silking has improved to 83 percent, six percent above a year ago. Corn doughing has progressed to 35 percent, up 20 percent from last week. The crop’s condition fell slightly to 53 percent good to excellent.

Nearly half of Missouri’s soybean crop is blooming, with 17 percent setting pods. Soybeans are rated 46 percent good to excellent, down five percent on the week.

MO dryness intensifies, crops suffer