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Has the Weather Worm Turned for Soybeans?

Last week we talked about the forecast change from warm/dry Corn Belt weather pattern to a cooler and wetter pattern. For the most part, that forecast has come to fruition in much of the Corn Belt, even in the Northwest, which has been suffering from droughty conditions in July. The best rains in a long time came to the Northwest last week, helping to alleviate some of the drought conditions and improve the crop conditions.  


Crop Prices Ride Weather Teeter Totter

Last week we talked about a potential weather pattern change, one that would provide cooler and wetter weather than normal – a shift from the warm/dry pattern that we’d been in to start the month of June. That weather pattern change occurred in the past week, with temperatures cooling off to below normal across most of the Corn Belt last week, with that forecast to continue the next seven days. However, just as a weather pattern can change from hot/dry to cool/wet, it can also change back again! And that is exactly what is forecast in about another week.