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Corn stalks damaged by droughtHot temperatures and ongoing drought have brought uncertainty to corn growers across most of the Corn Belt. But which corn state is feeling the brunt of the weather demise? Missouri maintains the most disaster-designated counties, according to USDA. With 44% of the state’s corn in poor or very poor ratings, 48 of Missouri’s 114 counties contain the worst corn in the country.

Even so, 94% of the “Show-Me” state’s corn is silking, 4% ahead of average. The National Ag Statistics Service says Missouri temperatures were 5 degrees Fahrenheit above average at the end of June, and the state received .42 inches of precipitation, less than what is considered average, while several counties reported no precipitation at all.

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