Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather favors final corn and soybean harvest efforts, especially in areas where snow cover had previously limited fieldwork. A little more than a week ago, on November 20, nearly one-quarter (23%) of Wisconsin’s corn remained in the field, on par with the 5-year average.
On the Plains, cold weather—accompanied by a few snow showers—is confined to the region’s northern tier. In parts of Montana, Monday’s high temperatures will remain below 20°F. Meanwhile, winter grains in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and eastern Kansas are benefiting from recent topsoil moisture improvements. Currently, mild, dry weather covers the central and southern Plains.