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August forecast: stormy with average temps

An atmospheric scientist says August will start stormy with average temperatures across the Corn Belt. Eric Snodgrass says temperatures will range in the mid to upper 80s with favorable overnight conditions and good moisture likely with the storms that move through, a positive for... Read More.

Crop progress lags average

Wheat harvest in Michigan is almost halfway complete as many crops are maturing slower than last year and the five-year average. As of last Sunday, the USDA says 49 percent of soybeans are blooming and 13 percent are setting pods with 33 percent of... Read More.

Tennessee crops mostly ahead of average

Portions of Tennessee have received needed rain while others could soon see drought stress. Corn is rated 78% good to excellent with 84% silking and 34% in the dough stage.  Soybeans are rated 79% good to excellent with 64% blooming, and 30% setting pods. ... Read More.