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

🕔Nov 13, 2019Grace 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, 2019As 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, 2019The 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, 2019Scientists 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, 2019If 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, 2019The 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, 2019Continued 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, 2019Once 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, […]

Farmland Values: Decline on the Horizon? – Fed Reserve May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019In 2018, the spread between returns to farmland owners and benchmark interest rates narrowed to its lowest level in more than a decade in the Tenth Federal Reserve District. At […]

Congress: Disaster Aid Issues – What’s the Hold Up? Apr 10, 2019

🕔Apr 10, 2019On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing regarding the Administration’s FY 2020 Agriculture Department Budget Request, and heard testimony from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.  During […]

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