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Dry Spell Could Affect Illinois Crops

Jan 16, 2013
U of I Extension

Northern Illinois farmers are hoping for more precipitation ahead of this year's growing season. Agriculture officials say the combination of last year's drought and the relatively dry winter have left the region well short of normal precipitation levels.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Dust storms and fire danger alerts are not what you expect to hear in May in Illinois. But these are signs of a very dry spring.