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July Recap and August Forecasts for Temperatures and Rain August 3, 2018

July's above normal temperatures are quickening corn maturity. Forecasts for August and early September see limited potential for precipitation.

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Market Journal: Livestock Markets, El Nino and More July 27, 2018

This week's Market Journal includes segments on the livestock markets, identifying Palmer amaranth and common waterhemp, an El Nino Watch, cover crop research at the South Central Ag Lab, and the forecast for next week.

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Weather Patterns Mostly Uncertain Going into Spring Planting March 6, 2018

Climatologist Al Dutcher looks at snowpack and temperature and precipitation patterns with an eye toward the weather outlook for planting season and a glimpse toward the extended summer outlook. While patterns are still uncertain, it appears a drier trend may be developing for the summer.

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