Farm Progress

The cool, wet conditions continue in the Midwest.

Kristy Foster Seachrist, Digital editor

June 7, 2017

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Most of the Midwest experienced mild, dry weather, allowing soybean planting to advance and corn planting to near completion. Cool, conditions lingered, however, in the Northeast, where weekly temperatures averaged as much as 5°F below normal. Meanwhile, wet weather prevailed across much of the South for the second week in a row.
According to the USDA weather bulletin, some of the heaviest rain, locally 2 to 4 inches or more, fell in the central Gulf Coast region, although Florida continued to receive beneficial showers. Showers extended
as far west as the central and southern Plains,

Mostly dry weather across the northern Plains further increased stress on rangeland, pastures, and springs own crops. In addition, early- June temperatures briefly approached or reached 100°F as far north as the Dakotas.
Elsewhere, warm, dry weather dominated the West, melting high-elevation snowpack and promoting a rapid pace of fieldwork and crop development.
Temperatures averaged as much as 10°F above normal across the interior Northwest.
Early in the week, hot weather prevailed across the Deep South, while cool conditions lingered in the far west. 

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