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Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather—accompanied by a warming trend—favors crop maturation and early-season harvesting. On September 20, eight percent of the U.S. corn had been cut, while 6% of the soybeans had been harvested. Among Midwestern States, the corn harvest had reached double …

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Across the Corn Belt, weekend frost occurred in the Great Lakes States. However, growing season-ending freezes were largely confined to areas north of primary corn and soybean production areas. On Saturday, September 19, record lows for the date in Michigan included 30° in Flint and 33° in T…

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather favors corn and soybean maturation and early-season harvest efforts. Friday morning’s low temperatures fell below 40° as far south as northern Iowa. Frost and freezes were noted early Friday in portions of the upper Great Lakes region, mainly north of …

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Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather in advance of an approaching cold front is promoting corn and soybean maturation, as well as early-season harvest efforts. Five percent of the U.S. corn crop had been harvested by September 13. The front is passing through the Dakotas and Minnesota, de…

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Across the Corn Belt, mostly sunny, dry weather favors summer crop maturation and early-season harvest efforts. On September 13, the U.S. corn crop was 41% mature, while 37% of the soybeans were dropping leaves. On the same date, Missouri led the Midwest with 6% of its corn acreage harvested…

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Across the Corn Belt, frost was noted Monday morning in portions of the upper Great Lakes region, well north of major corn and soybean production areas. Cool, dry weather covers the remainder of the Corn Belt, allowing corn and soybeans to approach maturity. According to the U.S. Drought Mon…

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Across the Corn Belt, frost was noted Friday morning in portions of the upper Great Lakes region, well north of major corn and soybean production areas. Most of the remainder of the Midwest is experiencing near- or below-normal temperatures. This week’s rain has boosted topsoil moisture in s…

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Across the Corn Belt, a widespread freeze was reported Wednesday morning in much of North Dakota and portions of neighboring states. Temperatures were low enough in some locations to terminate corn development, which in North Dakota was 52% dented and only 6% fully mature on September 6. Mea…

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Across the Corn Belt, a band of rain generally stretches from Nebraska to Michigan. The rain is benefiting immature summer crops, including some soybeans, but nearly two-thirds (63%) of the U.S. corn had already dented by August 30. Sharply cooler air is arriving across the upper Midwest. In…

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather favors summer crop maturation. On August 30, nearly two-thirds (63%) of the U.S. corn had dented, while 12% of the crop was fully mature. On the same date, 8% of the nation’s soybeans were dropping leaves.

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Across the Corn Belt, dry, breezy weather prevails across the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, humid, showery conditions linger across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. The Corn Belt’s most significant area of dryness extends from eastern Nebraska to northern Illinois, leading to st…

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Across the Corn Belt, cool weather covers the upper Midwest, where temperatures fell below 50° early Tuesday in locations such as Waterloo, Iowa, and Madison, Wisconsin. In contrast, warm, humid weather prevails in the eastern Corn Belt. On August 30, Iowa led the Midwest with topsoil moistu…

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Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are active early Friday from Minnesota to Michigan, generally benefiting immature summer crops. However, a strip of dryness—stretching from Iowa to Ohio but including portions of neighboring states—continues to adversely affect some corn and so…

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Across the Corn Belt, hot weather prevails. Wednesday’s temperatures will approach or reach 95° as far north as the upper Mississippi Valley. Rain is confined to the northern Corn Belt, where severe thunderstorms are possible. Drought continues to plague parts of Iowa, which led the Midwest …

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Across the Corn Belt, spotty showers are overspreading the upper Midwest, accompanied by warmer weather. The remainder of the Corn Belt continues to experience cool, dry weather—favorable for corn and soybeans in areas where soil moisture is adequate. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 9…

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails. Drought-affected sections of the Midwest—encompassing about 7% of the region, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor—would greatly benefit from rain, although the majority of U.S. corn and soybeans (69 and 72%, respectively) were rated …

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On the Plains, heat is starting to build, primarily across the western half of the region. During the transition to a hotter weather pattern, scattered showers linger in several areas. However, drought impacts persist across the central and southern High Plains; on August 9, Colorado led the…

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Across the Corn Belt, a cool, mostly dry weather pattern continues. Filling summer crops are experiencing an absence of heat stress, although pockets of Midwestern drought remain a concern. Early Friday, showers and thunderstorms are encroaching on westernmost corn and soybean production are…

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Across the Corn Belt, cool weather is maintaining an absence of heat stress as corn and soybeans progress through the filling stage of development. Meanwhile, the most notable patch of Midwestern drought stretches from northeastern Nebraska into central Iowa. Early Wednesday, widely scattere…

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Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are occurring across southern corn and soybean production areas, mainly from Missouri into the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, cool, dry weather across the remainder of the Midwest favors reproductive to filling summer crops. However, patchy drought ex…

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Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather accompanies near- or below-normal temperatures. Despite some variability in Midwestern crop conditions, corn and soybeans are progressing through the reproductive and filling stages of development without heat stress. Among Midwestern States on July 2…

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Across the Corn Belt, dry weather and cooler-than-normal conditions prevail in the wake of a cold front’s passage, maintaining mostly favorable growing conditions. On July 26, nearly three-quarters (72%) of the U.S. corn and soybeans were rated in good to excellent condition, despite lingeri…

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Across the Corn Belt, near- or below-normal temperatures are benefiting reproductive summer crops. In addition, rain is falling early Wednesday in some of the driest areas of the eastern Corn Belt. Among Midwestern States, Ohio led on July 19 with 16% of its corn and 14% of its soybeans rate…

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Across the Corn Belt, an energetic cold front is producing showers and thunderstorms from Michigan into the lower Ohio Valley. The rain is falling in some of the driest sections of the eastern Corn Belt, benefiting corn and soybeans that have begun to enter the reproductive stage of developm…

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Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms stretch from Michigan to Missouri. Early Wednesday, some of the heaviest rain is falling across the lower Missouri Valley. However, spotty dryness—primarily across the eastern Corn Belt—continues to adversely affect some corn and soybeans. On J…

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Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms across the upper Midwest are providing beneficial moisture for reproductive corn and soybeans. On July 12, nearly half (48%) of the U.S. soybeans had begun to bloom, while 29% of the corn was silking. In parts of the eastern Corn Belt, however,…

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Across the Corn Belt, a disturbance crossing the Great Lakes region is producing widespread showers. The rain is especially beneficial in Michigan, where topsoil moisture rated very short to short had risen to 71% by July 5. Some Midwestern locations, including Kalamazoo, Michigan, reported …

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Across the Corn Belt, very warm, dry weather persists east of the Mississippi River. Among Midwestern States, Michigan led on July 5 with 14% of the corn rated very poor to poor, followed by Ohio (11%) and Indiana (10%). During the week ending July 5, the sharpest increases in topsoil moistu…