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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.
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.
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.
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.
Farmers in north-central Missouri say the soil is soaking up the week’s rains and there’s renewed optimism for the crops. “Crops and soils were needing a drink really bad.” Brandon Thiel from Malta Bend tells Brownfield the more than 4 inches of rain that fell... Read More.
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.
A Western Kansas farmer says drought destroyed his entire winter wheat crop and now it won’t stop raining. “We’ve gone from having the driest three- year period of my lifetime to now having 20 inches of rain since May.” Jim Sipes tells Brownfield the moisture... Read More.
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.
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.
Nebraska crop conditions improved last week due to timely rains. The USDA says 62 percent of the corn crop is rated good-to-excellent with 77 percent silking and 39 percent in the dough stage. Soybeans are 56 percent good-to-excellent with 33 percent setting pods. Forty-three precent of... Read More.
Jeff Thompson, a farmer in eastern South Dakota, says the farm received 3 inches of rain so far this month, a big change from a dry June. “June was not a friendly month for many of the crops. It was very high temps and... Read More.