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Wet weather causes delays in harvest

Agriculture.com Staff 10/29/2009 @ 1:15pm

Late harvest continues to be pushed back by wet conditions in the field. And it doesn't look like it will get better any time soon.

Anywhere from 0.5 to 8 inches of rain has accumulated within the last week in the Corn Belt. According to forecasts rain could fall up to six days in the next ten days.

Allen Dutcher, Nebraska state climatologist says, "If the weather models are correct, abundant moisture and repeated storms in the next few weeks are likely to further delay harvest for much of the Corn Belt. Another system is poised to impact the central U.S. early next week, with a vigorous system taking aim on the region by the first of the month. Both of these systems have the potential to produce snowfall as the actual temperature pattern with the past few storms has been cooler than indicated by the models."

Click here to read his full analysis.

The University of Nebraska tracks drought throughout the nation through the Drought Monitor. This monitor shows that crop moisture in the cornbelt is abnormally wet to excessively wet.

View the map here.

Late harvest continues to be pushed back by wet conditions in the field. And it doesn't look like it will get better any time soon.

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