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Crop conditions continue to improve in Nebraska

Timely rains in July have significantly improved crop conditions across Nebraska despite some severe weather. The USDA says corn is rated 63 percent good-to-excellent with 52 percent silking. Soybeans are 53 percent good-to-excellent with 20 percent setting pods. Twenty-one percent of winter wheat has been harvested. Pasture... Read More.

Dry conditions continue to affect MO crops

Cooler than usual temperatures and mostly dry conditions have been present while Missouri’s corn goes through the early reproductive stages of growth. USDA’s Weekly Crop Progress report says temperatures the first full week of July averaged 75 degrees for Missouri, about two degrees below... Read More.

Several MO crop conditions continue to decline

Despite the spotty rains, Missouri’s corn, soybean and pasture conditions continue to decline. At the beginning of July, USDA says Missouri’s corn crop is rated 40% fair, with 21% of the corn silking, ahead of average. Missouri’s soybeans are rated 42% fair with 22%... Read More.

Losses continue in soybeans, corn, wheat

Soybeans were sharply lower on speculative and technical selling. There’s been at least some rainfall in dry parts of the Midwest this week, with the potential for more. August is the big month for beans, but an improved precipitation pattern during July would... Read More.

Spotty rains will continue

An ag meteorologist says spotty rainfall is expected across the Corn Belt as summer begins. Greg Soulje says the areas that get rain are expected to stay in a moisture deficit. And as hot and dry conditions persist, he says crop conditions could decline. “In... Read More.

MO forage supplies continue to move lower

Forage supplies continue to decline in Missouri due to the dry conditions. USDA’s latest Crop Progress and Condition report says supplies are 63% short to very short as hay cutting continues. Missouri’s stock water supplies are 58% adequate. Pasture conditions declined slightly in the... Read More.