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Rains help boost Illinois crop conditions

Scattered rains across Illinois have improved overall crop conditions. The USDA reports as of Sunday Illinois corn is rated 58% good to excellent, up 9 percentage points on the week and soybeans are also rated 58% good to excellent, up 12 points. Northwest Illinois farmer... Read More.

Rains aren’t enough for some MO corn

A farmer from central Missouri says the early August rains were too late to save the corn. “They always say rain makes grain, but 2.5 inches isn’t enough to make a corn crop.” Jay Fischer in Callaway County tells Brownfield the corn looks sad on... Read More.

Scattered rains fall across Corn Belt

An ag meteorologist says the August rainfall has been scattered but beneficial. Drew Lerner with World Weather Incorporated says central Missouri has been hit hard with rain in the last two days. “We saw rain extend from northwest to central and southern Missouri, ranging from... Read More.

Arkansas crops benefit from regular rains

Relatively consistent rainfall has helped Arkansas crops this year.  Corn is rated 72% good to excellent with 62% dented and 15% mature.  Soybeans are rated 69% good to excellent with 82% of the crop setting pods and 3% coloring. Central Arkansas farmer Robert Stobaugh tells... Read More.

Last week’s rains helped Wisconsin’s crops

Timely and widespread rains improved crop conditions and increased soil moisture in Wisconsin last week.  USDA statistician Greg Bussler says along with that rain, a few storms caused crop damage due to wind and hail. Topsoil moisture levels are now 1% surplus, 55% adequate,... Read More.