DTN Senior Agriculture Meteorologist Bryce Anderson says the rain coming to the Northern Plains in the next week will be light with no more than half an inch of rain expected. Up until Mother’s Day weekend, the cooler temperatures helped with the dry conditions, but temperatures are warming up. “That will draw on soil moisture even more and extract it. Getting half an inch of rain in the next five days would be minimal in terms of its impact on the soil profile.” Looking ahead at the longer-term forecast, Anderson says June and July will have a warm, dry trend, causing more concern for soil moisture. This could damage yield potential and forage supplies will be challenged.
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