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A Corn Belt frost continues on the radar screen for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week across the Northern Plains and Western thru Northern Corn Belt regions, according to Allen Motew of QT Weather.

Current indications are that a crop damaging frost will occur with lowest readings reaching 29-32F in limited areas, mainly in Minnesota and Wisconsin and 33-37F across 25% of the nation’s corn and soybeans grown in the following states: the Dakotas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan, he says.

Meanwhile a quick look at the latest vegetation condition index shows that crops are in much worse condition than last year in Iowa and Missouri. In Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky (in green) things are looking better than twelve months ago: