High winds and hot temperatures have been the theme this week throughout much of the Corn Belt. Agronomists expect these weather conditions to dry down corn up to five percentage points this week. Meanwhile, weather conditions in Kansas and Nebraska last week have likely resulted in a hidden or mystery yield loss in some areas. This type of loss occurs when corn dries very rapidly, and the kernel shrinks as a result.

However, there’s a sweet spot in dry weather. It can lead to drying down, enabling farmers to save money due to less drying post-harvest. This is good news, especially in years when propane and natural gas costs continue to climb. Keep an eye out for rapid dry-down as weather conditions evolve for the remainder of September.

Read more on corn belt weather and dry down here.