Weekend rain snapped a long stretch of dryness for many Iowa counties. Channel agronomist Matt Nelson covers the central part of the state. “It was a really terrific rainfall, one that kind of sat and parked and brought rain over two or maybe even three... Read More.
An eastern Nebraska cattle feeder says he was concerned crops in his part of the state weren’t going to survive another drought-plagued growing season. Buck Wehrbein tells Brownfield “Our wettest month is typically May, which was the driest on record, and now evidently, July... Read More.
A farmer in southwestern Minnesota says the mid-July rains are a welcome sight for the corn and soybeans. Bob Worth tells Brownfield… “We got our first really big rain in the last week, a 1.5 inch rain and a few days later there was a... Read More.
Timely rains in Tennessee helped in crop development and pasture recovery. Corn is rated 68% good to excellent with 71% silking and 15% in the dough stage. Soybeans are rated 65% good to excellent with 95% of the crop emerged, 55% blooming, and 21%... Read More.
Northwest Iowa farmer Kelly Nieuwenhuis says the 2023 growing season has been better than expected. “We’ve been pretty fortunate,” he said. “We caught some spotty rains here lately, anywhere from 2-to-3 ½ inches in our area over the last two weeks. If we avoid... Read More.
A South-Central Nebraska farmer says timely rains have made a night and day difference for crop conditions. Eric Hausermann tells Brownfield he was going to only plant two-thirds of his crops due to drought and then plans changed. “Because it was looking pretty bleak... Read More.
An agronomist in northwest Missouri says there are uneven corn and soybean stands as the crops advance. Erin Marlow with Cropwise Consulting tells Brownfield crop residue didn’t break down as well after last fall’s harvest due to the dry conditions. “Soybean stands had losses of... Read More.
South Central Nebraska farmer Don Batie says he’s concerned that timely rains may quit, and drought will intensify. “Last weekend we had an 80 percent chance very day and ended up with a whopping 80-hundreths.” He tells Brownfield drought improvement has been spotty with the... Read More.
Southwest Nebraska farmer Andy Jobman says timely rains have significantly recharged the soil profile helping crops get off to a fast start. “Going into planting, we were probably in a record drought situation. We were running center pivots ahead of planting, trying to build... Read More.