Severe weather across parts of Nebraska continues to impact crop conditions. The USDA says corn is rated 51 percent good-to-very good. Three precent is dented. Soybeans are 56 percent good-to-excellent with 68 percent setting pods. Eighty-seven percent of winter wheat has been harvested. Pasture and range conditions... Read More.
East-central Iowa farmer Dallas Tomlinson says drought persists on his farm and it’s having an impact on crop conditions. “Right at the moment we are at that pivotal time when we need a drink and it’s kind of crunch time right now.” He tells Brownfield... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms extend southwestward across the Great Lakes region. However, much of the Midwest is experiencing hot, dry weather, with variable impacts on reproductive to filling corn and soybeans. Heat- and drought-related concerns are most acute in the... Read More.
A continental-scale heat wave will remain in place for the next few days, boosting maximum temperatures to 100°F or higher as far north as the northern Plains and as far east as the Mississippi Valley. The heat will be untimely for reproductive to filling... 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.
Severe storms are expected to hit parts of the western and southern Corn Belt and northern Delta Region this week. Brownfield meteorologist Greg Soulje says the systems could bring multiple inches of rain as they move from the northwest to southeast. “From Bismarck-Mandan (ND) to... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, dry weather favors crop development, following a couple of weeks featuring scattered but highly beneficial showers. U.S. corn condition improved to 55% good to excellent by July 9, up from 50% two weeks earlier. Midwestern summer crops are moving... Read More.
A Western Kansas farmer says excessive rainfall and severe storms have created a challenging winter wheat harvest. Clay Schemm tells Brownfield he’s received 6-8 inches of rain over the last 6 weeks. “It’s been a little bit of a struggle for us. The wheat... Read More.