The National Weather Service forecast for April 21-25 calls for below-normal temps from the Dakotas and eastern Nebraska to the East Coast, while above-normal temps are expected west of the Rocky Mountains. Normal precip is expected across Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, with below-normal precip expected in Nebraska and northwest Kansas. Above-normal precip and cooler temps will keep producers out of the fields in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
The temperature forecast is especially concerning for the heart of the Corn Belt as cooler-than-normal temps mean soil temps will rise slowly.
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