Farmer Commentary: Corn Belt Is Hot and Dry with Increasing Pests – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
With crop fields simmering in the early July heat, some farmers are missing those soggy days of spring. “Too much rain early on was the hold-up; now we NEED rain […]

Southern Plains Wheat: How Has the Crop Fared the Recent Freeze? – DTN Apr 30, 2020

🕔Apr 30, 2020
Wheat is a tough crop, but it’s not invincible, Kyle Krier has learned. On the first night temperatures plunged below freezing where he farms near Claflin, Kansas, in mid-April, he […]

Crop Insurance Guarantees Drop – How To Cope In 2020 – DTN Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
Spring crop insurance guarantees for corn and soybeans are the lowest since 2016, which means farmers will have less protection against lower prices in their revenue policies in 2020. At […]

Missouri River Basin Under Continued Flood Threat – DTN Feb 11, 2020

🕔Feb 11, 2020
Extremely wet soils and prospects for at least normal precipitation have the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continuing to raise the specter of possibly heavy spring flooding again in 2020. […]

Midwest Flooding In 2020 – Reasons For Concern – DTN Jan 30, 2020

🕔Jan 30, 2020
Weather, climate and public safety agencies are going all out to keep flood concerns front and center across the north-central United States ahead of spring 2020. The latest round of […]

Harvest Complication: Propane Demand Outstrips Supply – DTN Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
 As if the 2019 growing season didn’t have enough weather challenges, corn harvest has come to a complete halt for some farmers as propane for crop drying has been hard […]

Northern Harvest Threatened by New Storms – DTN Oct 21, 2019

🕔Oct 21, 2019
Following several days of mostly dry conditions across most U.S. crop areas, a new round of stormy weather is indicated in the forecast for the next-to-last week of October. Rain […]

Wheat: Wet Conditions Stalling Harvest, Quality Concerns – DTN Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019
The 2019 spring wheat and durum planting season was stalled by late-spring snow, along with constant rains in some of the key growing areas of the Northern Plains. Fast forward […]

Midwest Planting – Weather Persevered but So Did Farmers – DTN Jun 25, 2019

🕔Jun 25, 2019
Two months ago, I wrote a story titled “Lack of 2019 Spring Wheat Planting: Time to Push the Panic Button Yet?” I told farmers and elevator managers who contributed to […]

NOAA Weather: Cool, Wet Trend Forecast in Midwest, High Plains – DTN Jun 24, 2019

🕔Jun 24, 2019
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the USDA Midwest Climate Hub are worried about how summer 2019 conditions will treat crops that are already behind the […]

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