Corn field blown downThis past week saw a litany of wild weather across the U.S., including a derecho that swept through the Midwest with 90-plus mph winds. With La Niña weather patterns, drought conditions persist throughout the country, with conditions shifting across the board after the Independence Day holiday.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) says heavy rains across the nation may have eased drought conditions short-term, but they aren’t enough for long-term help. July’s weather snapshot is undoubtedly essential, but all eyes look to August to indicate growing season success. La Niña will likely be transitioning to El Niño soon and should bring with it a more neutral weather pattern.

Read more on weather patterns impacting harvest and yields here.