As much of the U.S. faces extreme heat this week, some producers will benefit from the welcomed warmth while others add the jarring heat index to an already long list of concerns. Alabama grower Chad Henderson says the temperatures this week are poor timing due to corn pollination. He says valley pivots are running to keep the crop cool, hydrated and unstressed.

Meanwhile, in late-planted South Dakota, Lee Lubbers welcomes 90-degree temperatures after a cold and rainy spring. Slow-emerging crops will benefit from the heat. However, as much of the Western U.S. continues to face severe to extreme drought conditions, the heatwave could continue to temper hope for Western crops and grazing land.

Read more on the early June heat here.