Cooler and damper outlook for pollinating U.S. corn crop

Cooler temperatures and occasional rainfall over the next week will boost U.S. corn and soybean crop prospects, according to Global Weather Monitoring (GWM).

• GWM said the U.S. corn crop was void of any threats to pollination next week.

• The U.S. corn crop is pollinating, or going through its reproductive stage of development, later than usual due to late plantings and the bulk of the crop will be pollinating in the next two weeks.

• Temperatures will begin falling this weekend bringing highs below seasonal normal into the 80s (degrees Fahrenheit) to even some 70s F.

• Four separate rain events are expected over the next week with the northeast Midwest receiving 0.30 inch to 0.80 inch early in the weekend and a similar amount will fall late Saturday and Sunday in most of the Midwest.

• Also, from 0.30 inch to 0.80 inch is expected in roughly the southern half of the Midwest Wednesday and Thursday while rain is expected in the southwest Midwest by the end of next week.

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