US drought worsens

The Business of Food with Steve Alexander

While dust blows across the Plains and northwestern Midwest, parts of Illinois are in for heavy rain.

NOAA

The most recent US Drought Monitor map shows nearly half of the country is in drought, but Illinois faces rain — heavy at times — over the next 10 days. Of potential concern to beer drinkers is the prolonged drought in beer barley states, including North Dakota.

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