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SUMMER OUTLOOK

Illinois has a higher risk of being both warmer and drier than average through mid-summer. There is an increased risk of being warmer than average in late summer and in fall, as predicted by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) seasonal outlooks released last week.

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HEAT GOES ON

Last month was the hottest June on record – for the planet, some federal government scientists claimed yesterday.

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DROUGHT WATCH

The latest Midwest Drought outlook thru July calls for dry conditions developing and intensifying in the northern Corn Belt states, including northern Illinois.

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COOLER CORNBELT

Illinois and the rest of the Midwest saw the 15th coldest year in 2014, says State climatologist Jim Angel. You would have to go back to 1996 for a colder year, and before that 1978 and 1979.  

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CERES REPORT

U.S. companies relying on farmers for the raw materials in their products must take a more active role in ensuring the crops are grown in a way that minimizes damage to water, soil, and environment, a new report says. Ceres, a Boston-based nonprofit network of investors, companies, and public interest groups, focused in its report… read more

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