Dry and warm conditions prevailed over all primary crop areas Tuesday afternoon. Rainfall was confined to the Gulf and Atlantic coastal areas. Temperatures ranged from the mid-60s in northern Michigan to the mid-90s in central South Carolina. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Under a hotter climate scenario, the total cost of crop insurance to cover the soybean crop could double while the costs of the insurance program for protecting the corn crop could go up 21%, USDA's Economic Research Service stated in a study released Monday.