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Cooler temperatures bring relief, but may be short-lived

Last week’s relatively cool temperatures and spotty rainfall offered a welcome change for Iowa’s corn and soybean fields, but the state’s crops could still face stresses from heat and lack of moisture through the remainder of the summer, according to Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension climatologist.

"The La Nina conditions that have troubled us for the past few years could be back," Taylor said during last week’s Iowa Farm...




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