South Dakota’s corn started to dent the last week of July. USDA says 1% of the crop is dented, ahead of average. There’s 19% of the crop in dough stage and corn conditions are 51% good to excellent. South Dakota’s soybean crop is rated... Read More.
A University of Missouri Extension specialist says some farmers in his state are considering chopping drought-stressed corn for silage. Zac Erwin based in Adair County tells Brownfield it’s a decision that needs to be made soon, especially with high temperatures in the forecast. “Without some... Read More.
A mid-summer heat wave currently affecting much of the southern and western U.S. will gradually expand, first reaching the northern Plains. Late in the weekend and early next week, temperatures will top 100°F as far north as Montana and the Dakotas. In the western... Read More.
A new effort by the State of Wisconsin and two farm groups is helping get more locally-grown food to the people who need it. The Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance Program is funded by the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Forrest... Read More.
It’s no surprise that toddlers and kids can be picky eaters. But is there a way parents can prevent kids from only wanting peanut butter and Jelly, Chicken nuggets, or French fries for every meal? Kristen Hicks-Roof with the National Pork Board says exposure... Read More.
A plant pathologist with the University of Missouri Extension says a few soil-borne soybean diseases are being confirmed. Mandy Bish tells Brownfield charcoal rot is showing up early in Missouri because of the drought. She says fungicides aren’t an option to manage the disease... Read More.
Tar spot is showing up in Missouri earlier than usual and crop specialists are encouraging farmers to scout corn fields. Mandy Bish, a plant pathologist with University of Missouri Extension, says the fungal disease isn’t usually confirmed until late August or September. She tells... Read More.
Scorching heat will continue into next week across Texas and neighboring areas, including the western Gulf Coast region. By early next week, high temperatures could reach 110 to 115°F or higher in parts of western and southern Texas. Heat will also spread northward... Read More.
Michigan State University researchers say the first three months of this year were the wettest on record for the state and that’s helping crops survive the current drought. Thumb area farmer Jeff Krohn tells Brownfield aside from wheat, his crops are faring ok. “It forces... Read More.
A Southeast Nebraska farmer says his crops are in desperate need of moisture and could be showing signs of disease pressure. Nathan Dorn farms 30 minutes south of Lincoln and says he received about 2 inches of rain Thursday morning, but it’s not nearly... Read More.