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Rain or Shine, Ron Diamond Hypnotizes

By Brenna Eller   HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Ron Diamond, Master Magician, Mentalist and Hypnotist has been mesmerizing people with his show for 38 years and has been performing for about 50 years. He comes up with creative, fun and interactive ways to keep his audience entertained... Read More.

Rain encourages growth

Widespread rains have helped crops starting grain fill in Michigan. As of last Sunday, the USDA says 82 percent of soybeans are blooming and 54 percent are setting pods with 32 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition.  Corn is rated at... Read More.

South Dakota producer welcomes rain

A farmer in central South Dakota says the weekend rains are good news for the crops. Todd Yackley farms near Onida and tells Brownfield… “We got anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in our county and surrounding counties had 6 to 10 inches of rain,”... Read More.

Rain will benefit cool season grasses

Extension specialists with the University of Missouri say recent rains and short-term August weather forecast should benefit cool season grasses. “I think we’re already starting to see recovery.” Regional Agronomy Specialist Rusty Lee says 40% of the growth for cool season grasses happens in the... Read More.

Rain improves optimism for Nebraska crops

Central Nebraska farmer Derrick Dibbern says last month’s timely rains provided significant relief for his drought-stress corn and soybeans. “Crop conditions look favorable where we’ve been able to keep up irrigating and where we were able to miss the severe weather.  I’m pretty optimistic... Read More.

Rain supports crop development

Corn and soybean conditions improved last week in Michigan with crops maturing behind last year and the five-year average. As of last Sunday, the USDA says 66 percent of soybeans are blooming and 34 percent are setting pods with 43 percent of the crop... Read More.

South Dakota crops could use more rain

USDA says more than half of South Dakota’s crops are getting adequate moisture. As of Sunday, the state’s moisture supply was 56% adequate, 3% surplus, 33% short, and 8% very short. Subsoil moisture needs more replenishing, as only 49% is adequate... Read More.

Rain a mixed blessing for Kentucky growers

Above-average rainfall fell on Kentucky crops last week.  USDA reporters say on average, the state received just over 1.3 inches of rain.  Seventy-three percent of Kentucky’s topsoil now has adequate moisture, with 12% surplus and 13% short.  Statistician David Knopf says farmers were able... Read More.