Corn, Soybeans: Average Yields Across the Midwest, 2015-19 Jan 6, 2021

🕔Jan 6, 2021
Corn and soybean yields for the years from 2015 to 2019 are shown for Crop Reporting Districts (CRDs) in the Midwest. Also reported are corn-to-soybean yield ratios. Overall, corn-to-soybean yield […]

Illinois: Corn Tarspot in 2020 Nov 17, 2020

🕔Nov 17, 2020
Corn tarspot, caused by the obligate fungal pathogen Phyllachora maydis, caused significant losses for many producers in 2018.  If you recall, that season was characterized by persistent wet weather from […]

Midwest: 2019 Weather Woes Could Impact 2020 Planting Nov 13, 2019

🕔Nov 13, 2019
Grace Zaplatynsky reported on Friday at the Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Online that, “This year has not been the greatest year for farmers with the soaked spring and now […]

5 Reasons Midwest Faces Increased 2020 Flood Risk – DTN Sep 25, 2019

🕔Sep 25, 2019
As central U.S. producers make plans to harvest corn and soybeans in a year marked by record rain and flooding, prospects already indicate the 2020 crop year could bring more […]

Livestock: Dealing with Midwest Heat Wave – DTN Jul 19, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019
The high temperatures gripping most of the Midwest are tough on both man and beast. While humans can retreat inside to air-conditioned comfort, livestock cannot.  Cattle producers, both cow-calf and […]

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 […]

Warming Midwest Increases Likelihood Farmers Will Need to Irrigate Jun 20, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019
If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new […]

St. Louis Harbor Reopens While Flood Misery Continues in Lower Miss. River – DTN May 21, 2019

🕔May 21, 2019
The good news for the week was the reopening of the St. Louis Harbor to barge traffic, but it could close again as flooding continues with more rain expected to […]

Midwest Corn: Everything You Need to Know About Prevented Planting May 15, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019
Continued wet weather and saturated soils over much of the Midwest suggests that many farmers will be facing decisions on whether to take prevented planting.  Prevented planting is available for […]

Midwest Farming: Sand Deposited by Floods – What are Your Options? May 14, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019
Once waters receded following the March 2019 floods, many Nebraskans found sand and sediment deposited on their fields and properties. Landowners can consider a number of options for sand removal, […]

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