Temps vary across the Heartland as “Idalia” exits the southern mid-Atlantic coast

Temps vary across the Heartland as “Idalia” exits the southern mid-Atlantic coast

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather favors corn and soybean maturation.  Late-season warmth remains focused on the western Corn Belt, where Thursday’s high temperatures will approach 90°F.  On August 27, more than one-fifth of the corn was rated very poor to poor in Missouri (36%), Nebraska (24%), and Minnesota (21%), while at least one-fifth of the soybeans were rated very poor to poor in Nebraska (24%), Missouri (21%), and North Dakota (20%). 

On the Plains, warm, dry weather—except near the Canadian border—continues to promote summer crop maturation, although many areas are reporting increasingly dry conditions. 

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