Weather: Drought Takes Toll on Kansas Groundwater – DTN Apr 16, 2022

🕔Apr 16, 2022
The annual survey of groundwater levels in central and western Kansas offers a good example of the impact of drought in the southwestern Plains. The report by the Kansas Geological […]

Weather: Climate Change Note in CoBank Outlook – DTN Jan 7, 2022

🕔Jan 7, 2022
It’s the time of year for predictions and speculations about how 2022 will unfold. Premier agricultural lender CoBank is part of that scene. CoBank’s 2022 outlook “The Year Ahead: Forces […]

Wheat: Historic Drought Continues to Hamper Northern Plains – DTN Dec 2, 2021

🕔Dec 2, 2021
A look at the catastrophic drought which covered the U.S. Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies during crop year 2021 in relation to another severe drought just a few years ago […]

Wheat: World Production Jarred by Extreme Weather – DTN Nov 29, 2021

🕔Nov 29, 2021
The world wheat scene continues to be jarred by damaging extreme weather. Summer 2021 brought damaging drought to the U.S. Northern Plains and Northwest, Canadian Prairies, Russia, and Iran; and […]

Wheat: Weather Promises Large Harvests for Australia, Argentina – DTN Nov 5, 2021

🕔Nov 5, 2021
As the world wheat market continues to deal with low supplies brought on by droughts in Northern hemisphere countries during 2021, the Southern Hemisphere wheat harvest is beginning. At this […]

Cold Weather Settles Into Eastern U.S. – DTN Nov 2, 2021

🕔Nov 2, 2021
It is starting to feel like fall. After October, which had widespread temperature departures of four to six degrees Fahrenheit above normal east of the Rockies, November has quickly reminded […]

Corn: Current Crop Ratings Similar to 2017 Record – DTN Sep 17, 2021

🕔Sep 17, 2021
The U.S. 2021 crop season is well into the homestretch. Harvest is underway. Very warm to hot daytime conditions now tail off with the earlier onset of evening. Neighborhood conversation […]

Breeding Better Seed to Withstand Weather Disasters – DTN Sep 4, 2021

🕔Sep 4, 2021
Only one corn-breeding line out of about 150 remained standing after a derecho slammed into Beck’s Superior Hybrids nursery, near Marshalltown, Iowa, last summer. Winds exceeding 100 mph are an […]

Spring Crops Benefitted from May Rains, More Heat Needed – DTN May 21, 2021

🕔May 21, 2021
May’s chilly start wasn’t welcomed by many this spring. Cool soils slowed emergence, stymied pre-plant herbicides and took a toll on young crop stands. But by golly, cereal crops were […]

Plains Winter Wheat Mostly Escaped Freeze Damage – DTN May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
The winter wheat crop mostly escaped disaster from a late-April freeze in the Central and Southern Great Plains, though reports of isolated damage have surfaced. Record- or near-record-low temperatures were […]

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