Hot, dry conditions could impact crops

AMES, Iowa (WNAX) – A warm week to end June could set the stage for hot and dry conditions well into July.

Dennis Todey, head of the USDA’s Midwest Climate Hub (in Ames Iowa) says that heat could hit crops.

Todey says corn will hit a critical stage next month.

Todey says soybeans have more time.

The long-range outlooks call for above normal temperatures into September, with precipitation at normal or below.