DES MOINES, Iowa (WXOW) -- Wisconsin is just one of 18 states where the condition of corn has deteriorated due to a lack of rain.
The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 30 percent of the crop is now considered in poor or very poor condition. Just one week ago, it was 22 percent.
Indiana and Illinois have been particularly hard hit.
The USDA said Monday that Indiana's corn is now 61 percent poor or very poor compared to 50 percent last week.
In Illinois, 48 percent of the corn is rated as poor or very poor, compared to 33 percent last week.
In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker declared a drought emergency in 42 of the state's 72 counties.
Nationwide, the amount of corn rated good to excellent also is dropping. It's down to 40 percent this week compared to 48 percent a week ago.
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