Some Kansas farmers continue to have severe weather hurt their crops. The USDA says corn condition is rated 48 percent good-to-excellent with 11 percent dented. Soybeans are 44 percent good-to-excellent with 54 percent setting pods, 14 percent ahead of the average. Pasture and range conditions are... Read More.
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.
A Southeast Nebraska farmer says weather took a toll on his wheat crop. Steve Wellman tells Brownfield, at best, averaging 45 bushels per acre, which isn’t good. “The winterkill – no cover during the winter from snow – it was exposed and we lost some... Read More.
A market analyst says the potential for improved weather conditions in the short term has been weighing on the grain markets. Tim Marsh tells Brownfield the dryness that developed across much of the Corn Belt in May and June is shrinking, but it’s still... Read More.
For the remainder of the week, extreme heat will remain focused across the south-central U.S., with only slight expansion eastward into the Mississippi Delta. The Midwest should experience mostly near- or below-normal temperatures, except for somewhat hotter conditions in the southwestern Corn Belt. ... Read More.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of below-normal temperatures in most areas from the northern and central Rockies into the Northeast, while hotter-than-normal weather will cover the South and Far West. Meanwhile, near- or above-normal rainfall across most of... Read More.
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.
Weather continues to take a toll on Minnesota crops. USDA’s latest weekly report says a lack of precipitation across most of the state and storm damage where it did rain lowered condition ratings for corn and soybeans. Corn considered good to excellent fell below 50... Read More.
Soybeans were sharply lower on fund and technical selling. Parts of the Midwest and Plains are seeing rain to start the week, with more on the way for some areas. The USDA says 52% of U.S. soybeans are in good to excellent condition,... Read More.
Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling, pulling contracts to weekly losses. There was rain in parts of the region over the past week and temperatures could moderate in some areas soon. That should help ease some stress in parts of the... Read More.
Midwestern heat will peak Friday, with maximum temperatures topping 100°F as far north as Minnesota and as far east as the middle Mississippi Valley. Eastern temperatures will approach or reach 100°F as far north as the mid-Atlantic. During the weekend, cooler air will overspread... 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.