Photo: U.S. Drought Monitor

While winter has brought some much-needed precipitation for much of the U.S., many primary corn-growing areas remain in drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. States contending with extreme drought conditions include Iowa, Texas and Minnesota, primarily due to above-average February temperatures and minimal to no precipitation.

Corn-growing states with areas in severe drought include Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Colorado, Michigan and Kansas. The corn-growing states with some moderate drought include Missouri, North Carolina, Illinois and South Dakota. Meanwhile, corn states with just abnormally dry conditions include Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The only state with corn planting on the horizon that won’t have to contend with any drought as of March 1 is Kentucky.

Read more on drought conditions leading up to corn planting here.