The soybean crop in the Midwest may be stressed by high temperatures next week, according to Agricultural Meteorologist Dale Mohler. Dry and hot weather will move into the region this week, bringing the hottest temperatures so far for the year.

Mohler said that Missouri, Iowa and Illinois would have three to five days with temperatures reaching into the middle to upper 90s.

According to Mohler, soybeans experience their greatest need for moisture in August when they go through the pod-filling stage.

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