Fall is a busy time of year for farmers, but the weather hasn't been as cooperative the past couple of weeks. The below normal temperature trend that started on October 12 has had a direct impact on the corn harvest. It's much harder for corn to dry down in these cool temps, so farmers need more propane to dry the grain, which contributes to the recent propane shortage. While today's weather has been better for drying in the fields, the forecast next week isn't so nice.
We are expecting sharply cooler weather again on Monday and Tuesday with areas of rain and snow. Precipitation with the first system may not be heavy, but a soaking rain could be in the cards by Halloween in parts of southern KELOLAND. That system could slow down the harvest across most of the Corn Belt next week
With those possibilities ahead, farmers will be extra busy this weekend to take advantage of the some of "nicer" weather while it lasts.
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