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56% of U.S. corn, 58% of soybeans good to excellent

The USDA’s national good to excellent ratings for corn and soybeans declined slightly over the past week. That followed some extremely hot temperatures and dry conditions in many key growing areas. Forecasts for this week generally have only scattered rainfall and a return... Read More.

58% of U.S. corn, 59% of soybeans good to excellent

There were minor changes to the USDA’s national corn and soybean condition ratings. That followed a week of general beneficial weather in much of the Midwest and Plains ahead of a shift to extremely hot temperatures in most of the region that will... Read More.

Nebraska corn rated 61 percent good-to-excellent, soybeans 58 percent

Another week of moisture is helping Nebraska crops mature and improve drought conditions. The USDA says 61 percent of corn is rated good-to-excellent with 21 percent dented. Soybeans are rated 58 percent-to-excellent with 76 percent setting pods. Winter wheat harvest has wrapped up. Pasture and range conditions... Read More.

64% of Iowa corn, 58% of soybeans rated good to excellent

The USDA says much-needed rain helped improve crop conditions in Iowa last week. The state’s corn crop is rated 64% good to excellent with 49% of the crop in the silking stage. Fifty-eight percent of soybeans are in good to excellent shape with 68% of... Read More.

58% of Ohio corn, 57% of soybeans good to excellent

The USDA says scattered showers replenished soil moisture levels last week in Ohio. Fifty-eight percent of the state’s corn crop is in good to excellent condition. Ninety-two percent of corn is in the dough stage, 48 percent dented, and five percent is mature. Fifty-seven percent... Read More.

58% of Ohio corn, 59% of soybeans rated good to excellent

The USDA says mild conditions and isolated showers helped farmers complete oat harvest last week in Ohio. According to the latest crop progress and condition report, 58 percent of the corn crop is in good to excellent condition. Eighty-five percent of the crop is... Read More.

Organic Valley gives 58 northeastern dairies a new home for milk

A Wisconsin-based dairy cooperative leader says a lot of work went into bringing 58 northeastern producers into their cooperative after two processors announced they would stop picking up their milk.  Travis Forgues of Organic Valley tells Brownfield it helped for them to already have... Read More.