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This week’s heat wave has brought 100+ degree weather for the Southwest and the Plains and exceedingly hot temperatures throughout much of the U.S. Extreme heat in late July is particularly stressful on corn and soybeans, which are at their most vulnerable developmental stages.

However, a large portion of the Corn Belt will see relief as low pressure moves through southern Canada, sending a cold front through most of the Corn Belt states and into Kansas and Tennessee. But the front won’t spread far enough south to bring relief to the South and Southeast. These regions will continue to experience triple-digit heat most of next week. Cloud cover and rain will reduce damage to crops, but heat stress will still be significant.

Read more on the latest weather forecast here.


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