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The northwestern Midwest received abundant precipitation over the holiday weekend. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and northwestern Missouri saw the most rainfall, according to MDA Weather Services.
The USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report shows U.S. corn and soybeans maturing from one week ago, while crop conditions remain stable.
Weather models struggle to forecast how cool temperatures will get in the Midwest over the next 11 to 15 days, but cooler temperatures are trending, nonetheless.
The poultry industry has seen a decline in total egg production year-to-date, compared to 2014. A July USDA Chicken and Eggs report indicates that total egg production in the United States is 10% lower and layers are down 9% compared to July of last year.
The Midwest is expected to experience warmer temperatures as we move into September, but encounter cooler conditions, overall, looking at the 31- to 60-day trend.