Favorable growing weather across the Midwest...

Across the Corn Belt, warm, weather and abundant soil moisture levels are maintaining generally favorable growing conditions for reproductive to filling corn and soybeans. Some lowland flooding lingers, however, mainly in the middle Mississippi Valley.

On the Plains, on the central and southern Plains, pastures and summer crops continue to benefit from abundant soil moisture reserves, despite a recent drying trend.

In the South, hot weather is maintaining stress on pastures and rain-fed summer crops in parts of the Atlantic Coast States. In Virginia, for example, USDA rated 37% of the cotton crop in very poor to poor condition on July 25, along with 71% of the pastureland.

In the West, isolated showers found in the Southwest. Wildfires remain a threat in parts of California.

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