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Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey will be watching precipitation amounts both as a statewide officeholder and as a farmer east of Spirit Lake. He said crops need about 15 inches of moisture to thrive. Between 4 inches and 6 inches of well-timed rain after the thaw could help drought concerns. (Photo submitted)