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Weather extremes hurt Iowa crop condition ratings

Weather extremes impacted Iowa crops the last week of July. Ag Secretary Mike Naig commented on USDA’s latest crop update, saying the month ended with several days of sweltering temperatures mixed with scattered thunderstorms that produced hail, high winds, and heavy rains. Corn rated good... Read More.

Prioritize crop health in weather extremes

The Vice-President of Agri-Services with MFA Incorporated, a Missouri-based farm cooperative, says crop health is even more important in weather extremes. Jason Weirich says while conditions are dry now in Missouri, conditions might not stay that way and diseases like common and southern rusts... Read More.