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 […]

August Droughts Created a Tale of Two Crops – DTN Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
To see why the year 2020 may go down in history as the year of broken promises, look no further than Mother Nature. After a sprightly planting pace and good […]

Digital Yield Tour: Missouri, Kansas Crops Might Be Record Breakers – DTN Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
Aided by timely planting and good growing conditions, both Missouri and Kansas crop producers could be raising record or near-record crops this year, according to the second day of the […]

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 […]

Livestock: Expect Even Higher Hay Prices This Spring – DTN Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
Forage producers have faced many weather challenges in recent years, from too much or too little rain, to extreme cold last winter that caused significant alfalfa winterkill. These problems have […]

Winter Wheat: Wrapping Up A Stressful Season – DTN Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019
If your winter wheat survived the growing season — and that’s a big if — chances are it’s looking pretty good. That’s the story of the 2018-19 winter wheat crop […]

Winter Wheat Weather Woes Continue – DTN Mar 19, 2019

🕔Mar 19, 2019
The winter wheat crop is sleeping in this year — and who can blame it? “Since the first of March, at 2-inch soil depths, we’re running 10 degrees below normal,” […]

Planting Decisions Ongoing – Snow, Rain Delay Field Work – DTN Mar 1, 2019

🕔Mar 1, 2019
With snow blanketing large swaths of the Midwest, and rains drenching parts of the South, it can be hard to imagine how the country’s frigid, soaked fields will ever be […]

Soybean Damage Widespread: Crop Insurance, Blend Limits, Salvage Markets – DTN Oct 25, 2018

🕔Oct 25, 2018
Kyle Krier is racing the fall weather. After receiving more than 10 inches of rain on his central Kansas farm in October, he finally started cutting soybeans last Friday. More […]

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