By the Kansas Highway Patrol KANSAS — The Kansas Highway Patrol will join other law enforcement agencies from Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma in partnership with the Seat Belts are For Everyone (SAFE) program for a two-week seat belt enforcement... Read More.
An agronomist says some farmers should monitor stalk quality heading into harvest. Trey Stephens with Beck’s says portions of the Corn Belt have damaged corn due to high winds and a derecho earlier this summer. “A lot of it got laid over. Corn... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, heavy thunderstorms remain active across previously dry areas in the middle Mississippi Valley. Meanwhile, warm, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. On August 1, drought covered 57% of the U.S. corn production area and 51% of the... Read More.
An ag meteorologist says the August rainfall has been scattered but beneficial. Drew Lerner with World Weather Incorporated says central Missouri has been hit hard with rain in the last two days. “We saw rain extend from northwest to central and southern Missouri, ranging from... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, below-normal temperatures have returned, following last week’s adversely hot conditions. At the height of the heat wave, from July 25-29, the western Corn Belt experienced as many as 5 consecutive days with maximum temperatures ranging from 95 to 105°F. ... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms extend southwestward across the Great Lakes region. However, much of the Midwest is experiencing hot, dry weather, with variable impacts on reproductive to filling corn and soybeans. Heat- and drought-related concerns are most acute in the... Read More.
A crop specialist says recent rains have helped some crops in the Eastern Corn Belt improve significantly. Adam Byrne, FMC Technical Service Manager tells Brownfield there are still fields showing signs of stress, but for the most part crop shave rebounded quite well. ... Read More.
Severe storms are expected to hit parts of the western and southern Corn Belt and northern Delta Region this week. Brownfield meteorologist Greg Soulje says the systems could bring multiple inches of rain as they move from the northwest to southeast. “From Bismarck-Mandan (ND) to... Read More.
The focus for significant shower activity will briefly shift to the Midwest, where mid- to late-week rain should provide much-needed moisture for reproductive corn and soybeans. Five-day Midwestern rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches, except in the northern Corn Belt. Meanwhile, mostly... Read More.
During the weekend and early next week, heat will intensify across Texas and environs. By Monday, triple-digit (100°F) temperatures will be common across western, central, and southern Texas. General warmth will cover much of the remainder of the country, with high temperatures by... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, showers are ending across the Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes region, following weekend rainfall that provided some drought relief but also resulted in localized flooding. Officially, Chicago received 3.35 inches of rain on July 2, with 4.68 inches... Read More.
Re-intensifying heat in the south-central U.S. will expand to other areas, including the Desert Southwest and the Gulf Coast States, by early next week. In contrast, cooler-than-normal conditions will linger in parts of the West and from the lower Great Lakes States into... Read More.