Louisiana: Ag Impacts from Laura Less Destructive Than Feared Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Although definitive results won’t be available for a few days, the effects on agriculture appear to be less destructive than most people feared before Hurricane Laura struck, but forests and […]

Arkansas: Laura’s Wicked Winds Twist Soybeans, Flatten Rice, Scatter Cotton Bolls Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
After a gray day of gusts and heavy rain that steamrolled crops, Tropical Storm Laura seemed to save her worst for after sunset, with the nighttime hours punctuated by tornado […]

Rice: Hurricane Laura Hits Hard, Damage Reports Vary Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Since September 2005, Hurricane Rita has been southwest Louisiana’s reference for measuring the severity of weather events.  Yesterday, thanks to Hurricane Laura, this area received a new reference point and […]

Rice Market Update: Damage Assessment from Laura Ongoing Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
It has been a rough week in the rice industry with all eyes on Hurricane Laura as it plows through the majority of the long grain rice production and halts […]

Iowa Field Reports: Crop Conditions Continue to Decline Aug 26, 2020

🕔Aug 26, 2020
Rainfall still eludes most of the state of Iowa, and drought has continued to envelope the state, with the driest areas expanding from the west central part of the state. Crops continue […]

Corn Damage: Recovering from the Derecho – DTN Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
It’s been more than a week since a derecho tore across Iowa as far east as Ohio, whipping through some cornfields with hurricane-strength winds. But for many farmers, the difficult […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Hanna Obliterated Crop, Tips for Stalk Destruction Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
General Situation/Cotton Very hot and little to no wind in the LRGV. The aftermath of Hurricane Hanna left majority of all the cotton in the valley destroyed. There is maybe […]

Estimating Corn Losses in Iowa – Not a Straightforward Task – DTN Aug 19, 2020

🕔Aug 19, 2020
This past weekend, I had the good fortune of attending the Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show, held in Ames, Iowa. The event is put on by the Iowa Beef Industry […]

Midwest: Rebuilding Damaged Storage, Finding Alternatives Ahead of Harvest – DTN Aug 18, 2020

🕔Aug 18, 2020
As winds hitting 100 miles per hour turned grain bins into twisted pieces of steel Monday, Aug. 10, in portions of three Midwestern states, Stephanie Voxland’s phone blew up. Harvest, […]

Derecho Damage: Current Estimates of 37.7Mln Farmland Acres Aug 17, 2020

🕔Aug 17, 2020
Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported on Friday that, “A storm packing hurricane-force winds on Monday impacted 37.7 million acres of farmland across the Midwest, including 14 million in Iowa, the Iowa Soybean […]

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