Corn Belt Records: Temperatures and drought the region hasn’t seen in over 30 years

Heat relief is on the way for Corn Belt producers, but recent data shows it may be short lived.

Last week much of farm country, especially those on the ProFarmer Crop Tour saw temperatures 10-15 degrees over normal for this time of year. Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma saw several consecutive days in the triple digits with little rainfall. This week temperatures are predicted to be generally cooler than normal at first, but more heat is in store by the end of the week.

WeatherTrends360 says last week was the warmest temperatures seen in over 30 years for the region, leaving 43 percent of the corn crop in drought conditions. This upcoming week is expected to be the second driest for the Corn Belt in over 30 years.

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