Favorable weather pattern across much of the Midwest


Favorable weather pattern across much of the Midwest

   Across the Corn Belt, very warm, mostly dry weather is ideal for summer crop development in areas with adequate moisture. However, topsoil moisture was rated more than one-half very short to short on July 8 in Missouri (69%) and Michigan (59%), leading to an increase in stress on reproductive corn and soybeans. Nationally, 47% of the soybeans were blooming and 37% of the corn was silking on July 8.

On the Plains, early-Tuesday thunderstorms are sweeping across parts of the Dakotas.

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