For those of you living in the Midwest the hot dry weather is nothing new, and there seems to be no relief in sight for at least another two weeks. The Midwest is in the middle of one of the worsts droughts in a quarter of a century. The devastating drought has been decimating corn and soybean crops in the southern Midwest and eastern Midwest in states such as Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and southern Illinois. Commodity Weather Group (CWG) on Monday said more than one-half of the Midwest would still be too dry and warm for at least the next two weeks and the most persistent heat was expected for the western Midwest. “This will leave over one-half of the late-pollinating and filling corn and pod-setting soybeans subject to additional stress,” CWG meteorologist Joel Widenor said. CWG’s Monday report said the drought was more focused on southern Wisconsin, western Illinois, southern and western Iowa, far northern and far western Missouri, southwest Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. But, deteriorating weather conditions is expanding the drought into more states and is now edging into the eastern seaboard.