Late-Summer Outlook - 2
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Thu Aug 1, 2013 06:34 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- To find an illustration of the temperature-related question marks regarding the 2013 U.S. soybean crop, you may want to consider the temperature at Battle Creek, Iowa, Sunday morning, July 28. This community, in Ida County in western Iowa, reported a low of 39 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to weather records updated by Iowa state climatologist Harry Hillaker, that temperature was the lowest in Iowa in almost 30 years -- since July 7, 1984. Pod setting, the true start of the fall harvest, is only 14% -- one-third the average 43%.

Iowa's crop progress combined with the coldest July ...

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