With most of Illinois having been classified as being in severe drought, it’s not only farmers who are suffering. Plenty of homeowners have seen their prized plants shriveling, and their trees shedding leaves.
Should you even bother to try to keep your grass green during an extended drought? CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.
With the drought in Michigan and across the Midwest, this year’s harvest took a hit in quantity and quality. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Hot weather combined with little rain is not only scorching your lawn, it is also making it tough for farmers in northern Illinois.
All of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and state officials are looking to the heavens for some intervention.
A tree specialist at the Morton Arboretum says this is the worst drought he’s seen for Chicago area trees in 34 years.
Storms packing enough power to leave anyone drenched to the bone passed through Chicago on Thursday, but the area is still severely short on rain.
Believe it or not, the drought has one benefit for Illinois farmers – this year’s crop of peaches may taste sweeter than last year’s.
This summer’s drought is really hurting some farmers in Indiana.
Farmers have their eyes on the end of the week, when temperatures could hit triple digits. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.
Sometimes we forget, but not far from the Chicago skyscrapers are sprawling farm fields, where there is growing concern about the dry weather and the real threat it poses to what could have been a bumper harvest.
Chicago’s hot, dry weather already has some trees and shrubs showing fall colors at the Morton Arboretum.
Skies are sunny and clear, and temperatures are comfortably cool along the lake, but the Chicago area remains in a state of drought with no immediate rain in sight.
If you’re seeing brown grass and dusty soil, it’s not your imagination – it’s bone dry out there.
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