Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are soaking the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, late-season warmth across the southern and eastern Corn Belt is helping to push Midwestern corn and soybeans toward maturity. Only 11% of the U.S. corn crop was fully mature by September 8, the slowest crop development pace since 2013 (9% mature on that date).
On the Plains, cool, rainy weather is disrupting
spring wheat harvesting and other fieldwork across Montana and the Dakotas.