Southwest Iowa farmer Dave McGargill says drought conditions have improved after some timely rain events this summer. “We received about six inches of rain at the end of June and the first week of July,” he said. “Since then, we have picked up another... Read More.
A southwest Iowa farmer says crop conditions have improved after a dry start to the growing season. Justin Ewalt raises corn, soybeans, and cattle near Tabor in Fremont County. “We turned the corner as far as moisture is concerned,” he said. “Early on it was... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, below-normal temperatures favor summer crop development, although hazy conditions from Canadian forest fires linger in some areas. Early Tuesday, thunderstorms are moving across parts of the western Corn Belt, helping to ease pockets of remaining dryness. On July 16,... Read More.
During the weekend and early next week, heat will intensify across Texas and environs. By Monday, triple-digit (100°F) temperatures will be common across western, central, and southern Texas. General warmth will cover much of the remainder of the country, with high temperatures by... Read More.
Southwest Iowa farmer Duane Aistrope says the drought has been worse than 2012. “This year, we just can’t seem to get a rain. The corn is going to be short, a lot of short corn. It’s going to be close to tasseling before too... Read More.
Dryness is a concern for crop farmers in southwest Iowa. Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Aaron Saeugling says rains have been spotty since early spring. “You could go as far as a mile or two, sometimes less than that across a section, and there’s... Read More.
Farmers in southwest Minnesota are replanting after recent heavy rains. Mike Landuyt of Walnut Grove says a storm dumped five inches a day after he finished corn planting. “I ended up having to do some replanting on the corn. The beans that we had... Read More.
A cattle producer in southwest Missouri says fescue is making about half of the tonnage of a normal year. Adam Whitesell from Dade and Greene Counties has been baling hay in the last week and says the weather extremes are confusing the forage. “In September... Read More.