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Unfavorable Weather Seen for the Corn Belt for Rest of Month

New weather models indicate dry weather for the rest of August for key states of the Corn Belt.

This could compound the problems for an already struggling U.S. corn crop. While July is seen as the critical month for corn pollination, August weather can help put grain weight on the kernels that did develop.

Some areas of the Corn Belt have been in a drought or severe drought state for long lengths this summer.

As of Sunday, 60% of the U.S. corn crop had been rated good/excellent, below the 61% rating a week ago, and sharply below the 74% rating a year ago, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report Monday.