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More rain across parts of the Corn Belt; drought a concern for some

Across the Corn Belt, upper Midwestern floodwaters continue to slowly drain from tributaries into larger rivers.  Most of the remaining flooding is focused across southeastern South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, and southern Minnesota.  Some additional heavy showers fell Thursday and overnight in the flood-affected areas,... Read More.

MOFB: new electric corridors a private property rights concern

The Missouri Farm Bureau President says he’s concerned what the U.S. Department of Energy’s newly proposed electric corridors might mean for private property rights. Garrett Hawkins says the national interest electric transmission corridors are an attempt at a federal land grab to expedite transmission... Read More.

NW IL producer:  Mild winter good for cows; a concern for crops

A northwest Illinois cow-calf producer says the mild winter was great for calving season. Lou Lamoreux, who farms with his family in Carrol County, tells Brownfield… “Usually, you’re fighting mud and snow and blizzard conditions in February and March.”  He says, “We had one little... Read More.

Solar “explosion” a concern for ag in southeastern Wisconsin

There’s concern about an explosion of solar projects in southeastern Wisconsin. Compeer Financial certified appraiser Bobbi Jo Statton tells Brownfield new solar farms now occupy nearly 1,000 acres in Rock County, and another project about to come online will encompass 2,000 acres. “That’s some good... Read More.

Dry conditions a concern in Minnesota

Dry, warm conditions have some farmers in Minnesota on edge. The USDA says February was warm and dry for most of the state, leaving forage crops open to potential winterkill and potentially impacting spring planting. Even with that dry weather for much of the month,... Read More.

Lack of precipitation still a concern for Illinois farmer

A western Illinois farmer says even with the recent snowfall, he’s still concerned about soil moisture. Brady Holst tells Brownfield he’d like to see more precipitation before planting season gets underway.  “I know as we’ve done some tiling and stuff over the winter, it... Read More.