An atmospheric scientist says August will start stormy with average temperatures across the Corn Belt. Eric Snodgrass says temperatures will range in the mid to upper 80s with favorable overnight conditions and good moisture likely with the storms that move through, a positive for... Read More.
A dairy farmer group says the change to the Class I milk price mover in the 2018 Farm Bill will cost U.S. dairy farmers one billion dollars in lost revenue. Laurie Fischer with the American Dairy Coalition tells Brownfield, “We’re estimating that it will... Read More.
The USDA says beef and pork export sales showed solid improvements during the week ending July 20th. Pork topped 25,000 tons, with most of the weekly total to Mexico, and beef sales were above 21,000 tons, mainly to South Korea, Japan, and China.... Read More.
Wheat harvest in Michigan is almost halfway complete as many crops are maturing slower than last year and the five-year average. As of last Sunday, the USDA says 49 percent of soybeans are blooming and 13 percent are setting pods with 33 percent of... Read More.
Portions of Tennessee have received needed rain while others could soon see drought stress. Corn is rated 78% good to excellent with 84% silking and 34% in the dough stage. Soybeans are rated 79% good to excellent with 64% blooming, and 30% setting pods. ... Read More.
Most crops in Tennessee are progressing quicker than average to start July. The USDA reports as of Sunday 51% of corn is silking, ahead of the five-year average of 46%, with 4% in the dough stage. The crop is rated 72% good to excellent. Cotton... Read More.
The chief economist for the USDA says while farm incomes won’t reach the record levels of 2022 this year, the overall outlook for the farm economy is strong. Seth Meyer tells Brownfield, “It would be hard to match 2022’s farm income,” he said. “When... Read More.
Winter wheat harvest in Kansas is picking up steam after a drier week of weather. The USDA says 21 percent of the crop is in compared to 54 percent last year with 16 percent rated good-to-excellent. Corn condition is rated 55 percent good-to excellent and... Read More.