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A drought-affected crop


A principal atmospheric scientist says the drought has likely affected some U.S. corn and soybeans.

Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions tells Brownfield the short-term weather forecast should be good for the soybeans during a critical time, because soybeans like good moisture and 80-degree temperatures.

“They can take the heat and sunlight much better than the corn. It’s going to be all about that moisture, getting the right amounts and the forecast has a lot of moisture.”

However, he says it can be difficult for soybeans to make up from moisture deficits from earlier in the growing season.

A drought-affected crop