A western Wisconsin farmer says crops look good considering their very dry start. Tom Gillis tells Brownfield, “I think we caught a few rains just at the right time.” Gillis raises about 13 hundred acres of corn and soybeans northeast of River Falls, Wisconsin... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, heavy thunderstorms remain active across previously dry areas in the middle Mississippi Valley. Meanwhile, warm, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. On August 1, drought covered 57% of the U.S. corn production area and 51% of the... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, below-normal temperatures have returned, following last week’s adversely hot conditions. At the height of the heat wave, from July 25-29, the western Corn Belt experienced as many as 5 consecutive days with maximum temperatures ranging from 95 to 105°F. ... Read More.
Scorching heat will continue into next week across Texas and neighboring areas, including the western Gulf Coast region. By early next week, high temperatures could reach 110 to 115°F or higher in parts of western and southern Texas. Heat will also spread northward... 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.