Illinois Corn: How Is Our Crop Doing at the Start of July? Jul 6, 2018

🕔Jul 6, 2018
The crop progress report from NASS showed that on July 1, 40 percent of the Illinois corn crop was silking, the crop rating was 85 percent good + excellent (G […]

Iowa Field Reports: North Too Wet, South Remains Dry Jun 27, 2018

🕔Jun 27, 2018
The saga continues with areas of northern Iowa receiving too much rain while southern Iowa continues to be on the drier side. Rainfall totals across the state ranged anywhere from […]

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN Oct 13, 2017

🕔Oct 13, 2017
Corn and soybean harvest continued to slip further behind the average pace during the week ended Oct. 8, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report issued Tuesday. The report was […]

Texas Field Reports: Coastal Cotton Industry Hit Hard by Hurricane Harvey Sep 7, 2017

🕔Sep 7, 2017
Hurricane Harvey and its after-effects have the coastal cotton industry reeling, according to Texas A&M AgriLife experts. Dr. John Robinson, College Station, said harvest activities were 40 percent complete leading […]

Iowa Crops Update: Widespread Rainfall Benefited Soybeans and Corn, August 15-23 Aug 24, 2017

🕔Aug 24, 2017
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists report crop conditions in NW, NE, and SE Iowa.  Northwest Iowa Joel DeJong (Region 1): “The rainfall amounts in NW Iowa during the past two weeks have […]

Midwest 2017 Crop Season in 1 Word: Volatile – DTN Aug 4, 2017

🕔Aug 4, 2017
Volatile seems to be the word of the season in farm country this year. Between rocky markets, herbicide drift and crop conditions that seem to vary mile to mile, it’s […]

Iowa Field Reports: Crops Mostly Look Good, Some Hail Damage Jun 21, 2017

🕔Jun 21, 2017
Some much needed rain fell across parts of the state last week, but with the rain came some strong winds and hail in parts of the state. Other areas could […]

Texas Field Reports: Watermelons Look Good, on Schedule for 4th of July Jun 13, 2017

🕔Jun 13, 2017
Despite typical troubles for individual growers, the Texas watermelon crop appears to be performing on time and without many problems, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, […]

Crop Progress: Planting Pace Ahead of Normal – DTN Apr 4, 2017

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🕔Apr 4, 2017
Cotton, sorghum and rice planting are slightly ahead of last year’s pace, while oats planting is even with last year, according to USDA’s first weekly Crop Progress report issued Monday. […]

Texas Field Reports: Planting Continues Amid Rains; Fires Still a Risk Up North Mar 14, 2017

🕔Mar 14, 2017
AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Counties continued to receive rainfall, which hindered some planting. However, dry weather was anticipated and planting was expected to resume as […]

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