Storm system that flooded Colorado helped ease drought in Nebraska, Iowa

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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — The storm system that left Colorado dealing with historic flooding dropped rain across a large swath of the nation last week, helping to alleviate drought conditions in Iowa and Nebraska, the author of a weekly national drought monitoring report said Thursday.

The rain was too late to help most corn and soybean fields, however. Rainfall during the growing season has been spotty, leaving some farmers with a dismal harvest. However, others beginning to bring in their crops are reporting surprisingly good results.

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