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Temperature and precipitation variability impact crops

Temperature and precipitation variability impact crops

Corn and soybean growing areas in the Midwest and surrounding areas have gone through some highly variable and at times stressful weather since spring, and it appears this will be reflected in yields varying more than in most years.  

Crops generally matured at a slower pace than the most recent five-year average pace in most northern growing areas. However, most of these regions made it into late September without significant frost or freezing temperatures occurring.   

Cool, then hot

After the 15th coolest August in the past 145 years in Iowa, a cooler-than-normal trend continued into early September with a few low temperatures dipping...




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