Not Enough Rain To Overcome Drought Conditions

DETROIT (WWJ) – Despite some rain in the metro Detroit – drought conditions persist statewide.

Emergency management coordinator for the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Brad Deacon, says corn crops have been affected by the drought and they’re concerned about soybeans.

“The big crop that we’re concerned about is hay because that … is a key part of livestock feed for a lot of our growers,” said Deacon.

All 83 Michigan counties have been declared weather disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state has approved a state disaster program because of the drought.

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