Weather Wednesday 6/29/16

As I write this, it’s a beautiful out; in the 70’s. Blue skies, sunny, with a few clouds and a slight breeze. It’s what we call a perfect day!

Here’s a look at what the weather is doing around the corn belt this week:

Reporting from North Central Illinois, our sales agronomist Eric Johnston, says another nice rain wouldn’t hurt anything. The rainfall amounts this year have been all across the board.  On some of the ground we farm, we had 1 inch during a storm while one neighbor had 5 inches and another neighbor had 3 inches.

Reporting from Southwest Nebraska, our sales agronomist Mike Wyatt, says the weather continues to be warm and dry. Temperatures have dropped from the upper nineties to the upper eighties during the day, to low sixties at night. Rain this time of year comes in the form of thunderstorms in the evening. That type of storm also brings hail, as has been the case the last two nights. Wheat harvest will start by the fourth of July, and the corn crop looks good.

Reporting from Wisconsin, our sales agronomist Gary Campbell, says many parts of the state received up to 2 inches of rain last weekend so farmers from Appleton to LaCrosse are reporting good growing conditions and nice looking crops. Canning peas are close to harvest, while dry bean planting is finishing up. In Southern Michigan through Northern Ohio, he says things are looking up with cooler temperatures, good soil moisture, and ripening wheat.

Reporting from Western Iowa, our sales agronomists Ken Musselman, says there has been less than an inch of rain in the month of June. There’s been multiple reports of dry weather stress along I-70 from Springfield, IL to Columbia, MO.

And with that, here’s to another week of watching your crops grow!

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