Drought Monitor Weekly: Hit or Miss Rains Across Most of the U.S. Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Summary As Tropical Storm Isaias made its way up the east coast, many areas in the Northeast were beneficiaries of good precipitation amounts, but others missed out completely. In typical […]

Iowa Assesses Derecho Damage to Ag – DTN Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
About one-third of Iowa’s estimated 30 million acres of cropland was hit hard by the derecho storm on Monday, and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said on Tuesday extensive […]

Ag Economy Highlights – Farm Bankruptcies, Drought, Derecho, and Land Values Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
Wall Street Journal writer Jesse Newman reported last week that, “More U.S. farmers are filing for bankruptcy, as federal payments projected to reach record levels this year fall short of compensating for the coronavirus […]

Iowa Field Reports: Derecho Devastates State Infrastructure, Crops Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
While some rainfall has come to the droughty areas of the state, drought intensified to D3 (extreme) drought in parts of central and west central Iowa. Unfortunately, a large swath of the […]

Midwest Grain Storage Torn Up by Storm – DTN Aug 11, 2020

🕔Aug 11, 2020
Grain bins were among the structures damaged by a widespread thunderstorm that slammed the Midwest on Monday, picking up speed and destructive power as it moved from Nebraska into Iowa, […]

Texas Field Reports: Hurricane Hanna Damage Estimated at $400Mln Aug 11, 2020

🕔Aug 11, 2020
Hurricane Hanna came and went with little fanfare but left South Texas with almost $400 million in direct and indirect damages to agriculture, according to a report by Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Illinois: Weather and the 2020 Corn and Soybean Crops Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
What a difference July rainfall makes. The U.S. Drought Map based on data through July 28 showed that only six percent of Illinois was rated as abnormally dry or with […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Record High Temps in Some Areas Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
Summary As Tropical Storm Isaias churned through the northern Caribbean and then northward along the east coast of the United States, an active pattern from the central Plains through the […]

Iowa Field Reports: Drought Persists, Disease Pressure Increases Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Drought conditions persist in western Iowa and have expanded further into central and north central Iowa this week. Common issues reported by ISU Extension field agronomists this past week included […]

Texas Field Reports: Hurricane Hanna Damage Estimates Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Cotton producers in the Rio Grande Valley took a devastating hit from Hurricane Hanna, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Other row crops like corn and sorghum were harvested […]

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