From the local Decatur paper -
Wednesday was Day 24 without rain at the Decatur weather station. That's 24 consecutive days. And to add to the misery, Tuesday's 95-degree reading at the weather station was the hottest of the year!
This will effect our farmers. Most corn has stopped adding grain because of dry weather. Every bushel of corn lost to dry weather costs farmers $5 or more. For soybeans, that figure is over $12.