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Rain will benefit cool season grasses

Extension specialists with the University of Missouri say recent rains and short-term August weather forecast should benefit cool season grasses. “I think we’re already starting to see recovery.” Regional Agronomy Specialist Rusty Lee says 40% of the growth for cool season grasses happens in the... Read More.

Arkansas crops benefit from regular rains

Relatively consistent rainfall has helped Arkansas crops this year.  Corn is rated 72% good to excellent with 62% dented and 15% mature.  Soybeans are rated 69% good to excellent with 82% of the crop setting pods and 3% coloring. Central Arkansas farmer Robert Stobaugh tells... Read More.

Food and ag to benefit from Michigan-Ontario MOU

A new economic agreement signed this week between Michigan and Ontario will help expand ag exports. Jamie Zmitko-Somers with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tells Brownfield Canada is the state’s largest trading partner for all products including food and agriculture. “Animal feed... Read More.

Tennessee crops benefit from recent rains

Tennessee received substantial rainfall during the past week, helping crops and pastures recover from dry conditions.  USDA reporters say some counties received two and a half inches of rain or more in a single day.  Several central and western Tennessee counties remain abnormally dry,... Read More.