Weather extremes impacted Iowa crops the last week of July. Ag Secretary Mike Naig commented on USDA’s latest crop update, saying the month ended with several days of sweltering temperatures mixed with scattered thunderstorms that produced hail, high winds, and heavy rains. Corn rated good... Read More.
Rain made a lot of difference last week for crops in Ohio. The USDA says that even with nearly a quarter of the state in some stage of drought, most of Ohio still has adequate soil moisture and the rain that did fall last... Read More.
Timely rainfall last week boosted crop condition ratings in Indiana. Precipitation was slightly lower than normal, but most of the state continues to have adequate to surplus soil moisture levels, while temperatures were just below average. 60% of Indiana’s corn crop is in good to... Read More.
Another warm week in Minnesota is pushing corn development but dryness is taking a toll. USDA’s latest weekly crop report says corn has begun silking, which is about two weeks faster than normal. The heat and dryness is hurting the crop, with condition ratings falling... Read More.
Crop conditions declined despite recent rainfalls and much of the state remains abnormally dry. Corn is rated 64% good to excellent with 5% silking. Soybeans are rated 65% good to excellent with 87% planted, 77% of the crop emerged, and 10% blooming. Cotton is... Read More.
Expanding dryness is evident in the latest weekly crop report for Iowa. USDA says with just isolated rain showers the past seven days, nearly 60 percent of subsoil statewide is now conserved short to very short. Dry conditions did allow farmers to finish up soybean... Read More.