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Two heat waves this summer have wreaked havoc on crops and livestock across the U.S. While another wave is slated for September, some areas will be relieved to know it won’t be as severe. Heat will really crank up in the first week of the new month after a slow simmer across much of the U.S. over Labor Day weekend.

Weather models indicate heat could push across the 100-degree mark as far north as Minneapolis yet again. Late-season heat puts further doubt into what has been lofty yield expectations. While most of the Corn Belt will experience the heat, the western plains may evade it, and temperatures could even be notably cooler toward the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. The sharp gradient in temperatures could bring some precipitation.

Read more on upcoming weather forecasts here.


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