Iowa: Derecho Damage Adds Extra Challenges, Disappointment to Harvest – DTN Sep 29, 2020

🕔Sep 29, 2020
The Ihle family have been playing an unnerving game of hide-and-seek this harvest. Tin, wood 2x4s with nails, mailboxes, a traffic cone and what seemed like half the town of […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Did Derecho Damage Affect USDA Reports? – DTN Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
One of the biggest wild cards in Friday’s USDA reports was their handling of the derecho damage incurred in August. Wind speeds were above 100 mph in some areas and […]

Some Ag Aid Relief in Iowa – DTN Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the trip to Iowa to declare 18 counties in the state as disaster areas for agriculture, allowing farmers hit by the derecho on Aug. 10 […]

Iowa: Management of Volunteer Corn in Fields Affected from Derecho Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Downed corn from the August 10 Derecho, which affected millions of acres in Iowa, will contribute to significant volunteer corn populations in crop fields in 2021. Volunteer corn ranging from […]

Iowa’s Corn Took A Hit, But Analytical Group Still Predicts Record National Yield Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Main Street Data (MSD) forecasts a 2020 national yield of 178.1 bu/acre for corn. The projection was generated by weather-based modeling techniques that correlate to crop stage. “Despite setbacks from storms […]

Iowa: 18 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Derecho Sep 3, 2020

🕔Sep 3, 2020
Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 18 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas, enabling producers who suffered losses because of the recent Derecho, that occurred on August […]

Disaster Bill May Be Needed for Recent Events, Says Perdue – DTN Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
Congress will need to decide whether to expand USDA’s disaster program to cover more recent disasters such as Hurricane Laura and the Midwest derecho storm, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said […]

Midwest Corn: Derecho and Drought Take Toll on Crops Aug 31, 2020

🕔Aug 31, 2020
Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer, Dominic Carey, and Kim Chipman reported last week that, “The corn crop in the U.S. Midwest deteriorated the most in 8 years with hot weather adding to woes […]

Iowa: Drought, Derecho, and COVID – Unprecedented Challenges for Farmers – DTN Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
If damage to millions of acres of cropland and tens of millions of bushels of grain storage wasn’t enough for Iowa farmers to manage, growing drought conditions in the western […]

Iowa: Late Season Hail Damage to Crops Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
While much of the damage from this month’s derecho is due to strong hurricane-force winds, isolated pockets of hail affected crops also, particularly in parts of Carroll, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, […]

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