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COLUMBIA - MU experts said the .2 inches of rain received on Thursday morning will not help bring the dying corn and soybean crops back.

"It's a too little, too late," said Superintendent Tim Reinbott of MU's Bradford Research and Extension Center.  The center is part of the MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

"Truthfully, what's the most helpful is that today's temperatures are lower than normal.  It's allowing the ground to loosen up a little bit," Reinbott said.

But experts said that unless it rains continuously for about a week, the poor condition of the corn and soybean crops will not improve.