Except for the southwest where heavy rain caused flooding last week, the rest of the state is dry and getting drier.

The Ag Department's Jane Larson says last year at this time several counties were already under a drought emergency. It's not as bad this year. At least not yet.

There will be no second alfalfa crop in some northern counties. It just didn't come back. Other areas where farmers are on their third cutting just aren't getting the yields they should due to the lack of rain.

And the corn crop is suffering too. This week, according to the National Ag Statistics Service, nineteen percent of the state's corn crop is listed as poor or very poor. That compares to ten percent of the crop a week ago.

About the only thing that can help now is some rain.

AUDIO: Jim Dick reports ( :50 MP3 )

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