A South-Central Nebraska farmer says crops are outperforming his expectations if it missed severe weather last month. “I don’t know if it’s going to be our best crop, but it looks really good right now.” Ted Schrock tells Brownfield the recent 3-inch rain helped,... Read More.
A western Wisconsin farmer says crops look good considering their very dry start. Tom Gillis tells Brownfield, “I think we caught a few rains just at the right time.” Gillis raises about 13 hundred acres of corn and soybeans northeast of River Falls, Wisconsin... Read More.
An Illinois farmer is working to secure a future for corn in the sustainable aviation fuels market. “It’s a market that they want 3 billion gallons of by 2030 and 50 billion gallons by 2050. So we want to make sure that corn is... Read More.
A southern Illinois farmer says specialty crop conditions are a mixed bag this season. Steve Borcherding grows sweet corn, peaches, and strawberries with his wife Karen in Iuka. He tells Brownfield an early summer drought challenged their sweet corn. “But with some timely irrigation... Read More.
Weather woes have gone from one extreme to the other for a southern Illinois corn and soybean grower. Steve Borcherding of Iuka in Marion County tells Brownfield they had a dry start to the summer and a week ago they were still in need... Read More.
Michigan farmers are preparing for disease pressure following warm, wet weather. Mike Milligan spoke with Brownfield while spraying his soybeans Thursday. “I’m very nervous about mold and disease issues in general, our corn’s getting sprayed for tar spot next week,” he says. Milligan says... Read More.
Since 1895 John Deere’s agriculture magazine “The Furrow” has told the story of farmers, ranchers, and those who work the land. Bill Spiegel, contributing editor for The Furrow says the team travels the country to find stories that inform and provide unique insight into the... Read More.
A south-central Indiana farmer says crops have held up relatively well despite the dry start to the growing season. Matthew Lucas tells Brownfield his farm didn’t receive any precipitation for most of June. “There has been some damage done, at least on ear... Read More.
An east-central Iowa farmer says Japanese beetles have been feeding on his corn and soybean crops. Dallas Tomlinson farms south of Waterloo near Traer. “I don’t know how much of an impact they can have, but when you walk around you sure hate to... Read More.
Southwest Iowa farmer Dave McGargill says drought conditions have improved after some timely rain events this summer. “We received about six inches of rain at the end of June and the first week of July,” he said. “Since then, we have picked up another... Read More.