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Cold Weather Has Big Impact on Grain

Winter storm watches are in effect for northern plains

Snow corn

Forecasters predict winter weather will descend into the northern plains and the northwestern corn belt this week, reports RFDTV.

Economist Arlan Suderman, with INTL FCStone, warns a freeze event could lower corn yields once the kernel's starch line is only halfway to the black layer.

This could be one of the most challenging harvest seasons in quite some time for U.S. farmers. Considering how much of the nation's corn crop was planted extremely late after the wet spring, Suderman says we could be looking at substantial production cuts.

According to the National Weather Service, winter storm watches are in effect for the northern plains. North Dakota and Montana could receive up to 4 inches of snow.

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