More wildfire smoke from Canada is on the way

The big story driving commodity markets is the rain forecast for the Midwest, but another big weather story impacting agriculture is smoke from Canadian wildfires that can still be seen across the United States.

USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says more could be on the way thanks to a low-pressure system leaving the Great Lakes region.

“Has returned the wind flow back to a northerly direction across the north, central United States, and consequently we have seen fairly thick smoke and haze returning just in the last couple of days across the Great Lakes region, especially Michigan and Wisconsin. Now starting to expand to other states as well.”

Rippey says that smoke could thicken and move farther South and East in the coming days. Wildfires have scorched 19 million acres of vegetation in Canada this year.

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