The slightly cooler temperatures make a big difference for the corn going through the reproduction phase. “Instead of being in the upper 90s, we’re in the upper 80s and lower 90s and it’s cooling off at night,” said Keith Alverson, Chester, South Dakota. “All of those things add up to let the corn crop take a breather and get through pollination.” The conditions this season are a big turnaround from a year ago.
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