Across the Corn Belt, a high-pressure system centered over the upper Midwest is resulting in unusually cool weather. In contrast, warm, humid conditions—accompanied by a few showers—linger across the eastern Corn Belt. By July 2, just over one-half (51%) of the U.S. corn... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, hazy conditions are due to rampant Canadian wildfires. Any showers are light and limited to the upper Mississippi Valley and Midwest. As a result, most of the Midwest continues to lose soil moisture due to evaporative losses and crop... Read More.
The tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico is expected to dissipate over the next day or two while drifting southward. However, occasional showers may linger for the next several days across Florida’s peninsula. Farther north, developing drought will remain a concern in much... Read More.
For the remainder of the week, disorganized showers will primarily affect areas between the Rockies and Mississippi Valley, with 5-day rainfall totals reaching 1 to 2 inches or more in some locations. Some of the heaviest rain may fall in Montana and portions of... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers are confined to the upper Midwest. Elsewhere, sudden warmth and ongoing dry conditions are reducing topsoil moisture for corn and soybean emergence and development. Wednesday’s high temperatures will reach 85°F or higher throughout the Corn Belt, with... Read More.
Last week’s warm and dry conditions helped Iowa’s farmers get a significant amount of planting completed, as USDA officials say 98% of the corn is planted and 94% of the soybeans are planted. USDA’s Greg Thessen says 85% of the corn has emerged in... Read More.