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High Temps To Dry Soils In U.S.

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Spotty showers during the week of Sept. 12-18 improved soil moisture in some key growing areas of the parched U.S. Plains, but high temperatures expected last week could dry areas out again, a private forecaster said last Monday. It was good in some areas and not good in others, said Drew Lerner, senior agricultural meteorologist of World Weather Inc. My concern is that we are going to be very warm and dry so the heat will take away a lot of this moisture. No more rain was in the forecast to help break the drought that has plagued the region through the summer. We don t see a change in planted area because of the late rains, said Andre Pessoa, director at Agroconsult analysts. Reuters

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