Following is USDA's report on crop weather for the month of September--as contained in the October production report Friday October 11. It has both sides--from the very-high crop ratings in the Corn Belt to drought impact on pastures in the Far West.
September Weather Summary
September featured highly variable precipitation and rapidly fluctuating temperatures. In the Corn Belt alone, a cold snap led to widespread frost across the upper Midwest from September 11-13, but largely spared late-developing corn and soybeans. Following the cool spell, an extended period of late-season Midwestern warmth promoted summer crop maturation. Most ...