Daily showers are expected in the Midwest from now until May 27. This will slow down planting, though there will most likely be enough time to put the crop in the ground. Moisture levels will be adequate for the newly planted crop; however, if showers are excessive root plants won’t reach as deep in the ground to obtain water making them more susceptible in case of a drought. The Northwestern Corn Belt is somewhat drier and additional rains might be needed, but nothing too concerning at the moment.

Source: NOAA
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