Continued dryness and insect pressure were top concerns for Minnesota farmers last week. USDA’s latest crop report says 64 percent of topsoil and 61 percent of subsoil moisture is rated short to very short. Corn is developing a little faster than normal with 72 percent... Read More.
Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture is pleased with the start of the growing season in his state. Mike Naig says planting ran significantly ahead of the five-year average. “Now that’s not uniform of course, there were parts of the state that were slowed down because of... Read More.
Continued dry weather is starting to impact crop emergence and conditions in Michigan. Corn Marketing Program of Michigan Director of Research and Agronomy Kristin Poley tells Brownfield there’s no rain forecasted until at least the weekend. “And if we don’t get any rain and emergence... Read More.
The president of the Michigan Farmers Union tells Brownfield it’s extremely dry for his area in the center of the state. Bob Thompson grows row corn, soybeans, and hay in Isabella County. “I personally am cutting hay for the first time in May in my... Read More.