Bats: How these Nighttime Heroes Save $1 Billion in Crop Damage a Year Sep 30, 2015

🕔Sep 30, 2015
I happen to be a strong believer in the value of diversity for crop production, and talk about this issue regularly at farmer events. Research has clearly demonstrated that cropping […]

Indiana: Crop Production to Fall Well Below Last Year Aug 13, 2015

🕔Aug 13, 2015
Damaged crops from rain-flooded fields in June and July led the federal government Wednesday (Aug. 12) to project big drops in the amount of corn and soybeans Indiana farmers will […]

Louisiana: Feral Hogs Cause at Least $30M in Farm Damage Jul 13, 2015

🕔Jul 13, 2015
Feral hogs caused at least $30 million in damage to crops on Louisiana farms in 2013, according to an LSU AgCenter study. AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger has been gathering data […]

Georgia: Overly-warm June Causes Crop Damage Jul 10, 2015

🕔Jul 10, 2015
June was much warmer than normal, expanding drought across parts of the state and causing heat damage to some pasturelands and early summer crops. Cities in the northern and southern parts […]

Indiana Corn: Loss Expected from Recent Rains Jun 18, 2015

🕔Jun 18, 2015
While assessing potential crop damage from recent torrential rains and flooding in parts of the Midwest will take time, farmers should be prepared for possible losses, Purdue Extension experts say. […]

Illinois Corn: Armyworm Damage in Northeast Jun 10, 2015

🕔Jun 10, 2015
On June 8, I received a report from Stephanie Porter, Burrus Sales Agronomist, concerning a severe infestation of armyworms in McHenry County. Significant damage had been inflicted to a field […]

Arkansas: Heavy Crop Losses Expected from Rains, Floods May 27, 2015

🕔May 27, 2015
Overlapping storm events and near-historic river levels in western Arkansas may mean total crop losses for producers in Sebastian and surrounding counties, experts with the University of Arkansas System Division […]

Mississippi Corn: Too Wet to Plant for a Fourth of the State Apr 24, 2015

🕔Apr 24, 2015
Almost three-fourths of the state’s corn crop has been planted,  but many areas — especially farms outside the Delta — still have been too wet to plant. “Rainfall has definitely […]

Mississippi: MSU Wild Hog Research Needs Foresters, Farmers Jul 29, 2014

🕔Jul 29, 2014
Mississippi State University scientists are conducting research to determine the economic impact of wild hog damage to agriculture in Mississippi. Bronson Strickland and Jessica Tegt, Extension wildlife biologists in the […]

Keith Good: Flood Concerns Rise in Midwest; Severe Storms Clobber Iowa Jul 2, 2014

🕔Jul 2, 2014
Weather Associated Press writer Jim Salter and Jim Suhr reported yesterday that, “More than 3 inches of rain fell over much of eastern Iowa and northern Illinois Monday night and Tuesday morning, […]

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