Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Wed Jul 24, 2013 05:52 AM CDT

The temperature trend for pollinating corn and blooming to pod-setting soybeans is certainly favorable in the Midwest here in late July. As this entry is being written, forecast highs are in the 70s to 80s across the Midwest and the northern half of the Plains, with 90s in the southern Plains forecast. This range is most favorable to crops, especially corn, with more than half the U.S. corn crop (53 pct) still needing to reach the silking stage as of the U.S. weekly crop progress report Monday July 22.

That milder temperature trend continues through the next week or so, ...

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