Weather Wednesday 8/3/16

The sun is shining and it’s shaping up to be a beautiful day here in Princeton, Illinois. We got a few scattered showers over the weekend, which we will gladly take as parts of Michigan, western New York, and Massachusetts have been experiencing drought conditions. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 74% of topsoil in Massachusetts, 66% of Michigan topsoil, and 51% of New York topsoil was rated as having short or very short moisture levels. Hopefully they get some rain soon!

Here’s a look at what our sales agronomists have been seeing around the Midwest this week:

Ken Musselman: Weather conditions continue to be generally favorable in most areas of Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana, however there are some dry pockets and isolated wet areas. Most rain systems have had very uneven coverage, but temperatures have been mostly favorable. Crops continue to advance at a rapid pace.

Gary Campbell: Many areas of Michigan finally received much needed rain last weekend, some parts 2 – 4 inches. Other areas need more rain as the stress increases with warm temps the rest of this week. Northern Ohio is in a very similar state, with some areas getting nice rains and others still waiting for moisture.

Eric Johnston: Rain has been real spotty in Northern Illinois this past week. Some growers I work with got some rain while others haven’t had any last week. We didn’t see any on our farm so some rain would be welcome.

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

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