A quick harvest has been aided by good weather from planting to harvesting, according to a recent report from USDA.
“Not only are we seeing crops maturing quickly this year, but it should be a fairly quick harvest with generally favorable conditions expected to last on through October and into November,” says Brad Rippey, USDA Agricultural Meteorologist.
However, Rippey reports, dry harvest weather is also contributing pockets of fairly significant drought.
These drought conditions span from Louisiana to Ohio and Missouri to Indiana, reports Allen Motew of QT Weather.
Additionally, the severe drought across the Delta and Ohio River valleys is expected to continue to suffer for the rest of the month.
Motew says hay crops have suffered, along with corn and beans, and now winter wheat planting has slowed due to the dusty soil conditions.
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