An eastern Iowa farmer says crop conditions have improved after some recent timely rains. Dave Walton raises corn, soybeans, and beef cattle near the Mississippi River. “We have had enough rain to make things recover a little bit, but we are still in a... Read More.
Michigan’s state climatologist says rains the past few days have brought the most significant precipitation the state has had since April. Ag meteorologist Jeff Andresen tells Brownfield, “Many areas picked up more than an inch, some spots more than two inches.” Unfortunately, he says moisture... Read More.
Corn farmers who welcomed recent rain might discover an unwelcome guest. Kim Tutor with BASF says the moisture creates an environment for tar spot to thrive. “We have the host, corn. We’ve got the pathogen, so it’s overwintering in any of that corn residue... Read More.
The health of Wisconsin’s crops continues to decline because of the lack of rainfall. Most of the state saw less than an inch of rain last week. USDA statistician Greg Bussler says the corn condition dropped 8%, soybeans down 7%, and oats down 3%... Read More.
Rain showers across Nebraska helped improve some crop conditions while many areas are still waiting for moisture. USDA says corn is rated 57 percent good-to-excellent and soybeans are 47 percent good-to-excellent. Winter wheat condition is 40 percent good-to-excellent and harvest hasn’t gotten underway. Pasture and range... Read More.
Crops across Nebraska could use some relief from on-going drought. USDA says corn condition is rated 59 percent good-to-excellent with 97 percent emerged. Soybeans are 50 percent good-to-excellent with 89 percent of the crop emerged. Winter wheat is rated 39 percent good-to-excellent. Pasture and range conditions are... Read More.
The moisture that traditionally comes with an El Niño could miss a key part of the 2023 growing season. Drew Lerner with World Weather Incorporated says El Niño’s influence is expected to hit major U.S. crop growing areas in the later summer and autumn,... Read More.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook for calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures and precipitation across much of the country. Cooler-than-normal conditions should be confined to the southern two-thirds of the western U.S. and an area stretching from the... Read More.
A Nebraska rancher says the weather went from too dry to too wet and her grasslands could be impacted. Jaclyn Wilson says the Sandhills have received numerous small rains, which has greened up pastures, but negatively affected its nutritional value. “During a drought your... Read More.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or below-normal temperatures and near- or above-normal rainfall across large sections of the U.S., with exceptions confined to the northern and southern tiers of the country. For example, warmer-than-normal weather... Read More.
Corn and soybean condition ratings are beginning to drop in Illinois. The USDA reports as of Sunday the corn crop is rated 50% good to excellent, down 19 percentage points on the week and soybeans are rated 51% down 12 points, as a majority... Read More.
Rains across Kansas slowed corn and soybean planting. USDA says 91 percent of the corn crop has been planted, three-quarters has emerged and 51 percent is rated in good-to-excellent condition. Eighty-percent of soybeans are in, 62 percent are up and 57 percent is in good-to-excellent... Read More.