Despite recent rains, it remains dry in Missouri. University of Missouri Climatologist Pat Guinan says some counties are really suffering. He says Atchison, Nodaway and Holt Counties in extreme northwest Missouri have been hit particularly hard. Those counties contain some of the richest farmland in the state. The corn crop might well be ruined. The soybean crop could revive with enough rainfall. Pastures have been drying up in northern Missouri as well as hayfields. Guinan says projections for September haven’t given an indication whether the recent rains will continue.