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Across the Midwest, the last week of July brought unwelcome heat. How hot? According to WeatherTrends360, the fourth hottest final week for Corn Belt in July in over 30 years. The weather spelled stress for corn, especially when paired with an ongoing lack of rain. While temperatures won’t remain quite as high as they have been in recent days, the first half of August appears to be on track for more of the same. Forecasts call for above-average temperatures.

Precipitation will likely remain light, even as nearly 60% of the U.S. corn crop is growing in areas affected by drought conditions.

Read more on the latest crop conditions here.


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