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64% of Indiana corn and soybeans rated good to excellent

The USDA says cool and dry weather last week helped move corn and soybeans towards harvest. Sixty-four percent of the state’s corn and soybean crops are in good to excellent condition. Eighty-five percent of the corn crop has dented and 31% is mature. USDA... Read More.

64% of Illinois corn, 70% of soybeans rated good to excellent

Steady rainfall helped improve corn and soybean conditions last week in Illinois. Randolph County farmer Rich Guebert, who also serves as president of Illinois Farm Bureau, tells Brownfield they’ve received timely rains since early July, which boosted conditions following the June drought. “I think we’re... Read More.

64% of Indiana corn, 65% of soybeans rated good to excellent 

The USDA says warm weather and timely rainfall allowed for excellent growing conditions last week in Indiana. Sixty-four percent of the state’s corn crop is in good to excellent condition, with 90 percent silking, and 39 percent at the dough making stage. Sixty-five percent of... 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.

China demand “a $64 billion question”

Demand uncertainties are swirling as China relaxes COVID restrictions. Iowa State University Extension ag economist Chad Hart suggests U.S. export projections are muddy at best. “I think that is a $64 billion question. I think as we look there, we know that COVID is having... Read More.

64% of South Dakota corn, 93% of soybeans harvested

Dry conditions helped propel harvest progress in South Dakota last week. The USDA says 64% of the state’s corn has been harvested, well ahead of the five-year average of 40%. Thirty-seven percent of the crop is in good-to-excellent condition. Soybean harvest is 93% finished, ahead... Read More.

Grants awarded to 64 Nebraska meat processors

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has announced 64 meat processing facilities will receive grants through the state’s new Independent Processor Assistance Program. Ashley Kohls, VP of Government Affairs with Nebraska Cattlemen, says this first round of grant funding totals approximately $4.9 million. “We worked... Read More.

65% of South Dakota corn, 64% of soybeans good to excellent

Crop conditions were on the decline again this past week in South Dakota. The USDA says the state’s corn condition rating declined three percentage points to 65 percent good to excellent. Forty-two percent of the crop was silking, well behind 62 percent last year. Soybean... Read More.

64% of U.S. corn, 61% of soybeans rated good to excellent

The USDA’s good to excellent rating on corn held steady last week as soybeans declined slightly. Weather continues to be mixed across the Midwest and Plains, with a mostly hot, dry pattern in some key growing areas balanced out by nearly ideal conditions... Read More.

64% of U.S. corn, 63% of soybeans good to excellent

The USDA’s corn and soybean condition ratings moved lower over the past week. That followed another week of generally hot, mostly dry weather in some key U.S. growing areas canceling out much better conditions in other parts of the region. As of Sunday, 64% of... Read More.