Much needed rainfall brought relief to crops across Iowa last week. USDA’s latest weekly update says increased precipitation helped alleviate some crop stress, although conditions remain dry. Matt Nelson covers central Iowa for Channel and tells Brownfield it’s hard to estimate yields. “I’m still pretty bullish... Read More.
An agronomist with Beck’s says growers could see additional insect pressure because of mild winter weather conditions. Travis Coleman covers southern Indiana. “We’ve seen some flights of army worm and black cutworm that are already a bit above normal,” he says. He says scouting for... Read More.
There’s a push in Congress to increase funding for USDA’s Farm and Ranch Assistance Network. Minnesota Republican Tom Emmer tells Brownfield he led a group of 11 U.S. representatives who want to support rural Americans facing acute mental health challenges. “Even with this clear need,... Read More.
A crop insurance agent says volatile futures prices for hogs and cattle have more producers looking into Livestock Risk Protection. Jon Strohl with Farm Credit Illinois tells Brownfield recent shifts in the market have more producers interested in protecting their bottom line from... Read More.