The USDA reports corn harvest is underway in Missouri with 1% of the crop out of the fields. As of Sunday, 31% of the crop had reached maturity with just half in the good to excellent category, down two percentage points from the week... Read More.
Most Wisconsin crops received more rain over the past week. USDA reporters say topsoil moisture is 77% adequate and 11% surplus and subsoil moistures are 70% adequate and 5% surplus. Most of the state received from one to three inches of rain except... Read More.
Nebraska crop conditions took another hit last week because of dry, hot weather. The USDA says corn is rated 42 percent good-to-excellent with 39 percent dented. 46 percent of soybeans are rated good-to-excellent with 93 percent setting pods. Sorghum condition is rated 20 percent good-to-excellent. Pasture and... Read More.
Scattered rain brought moisture to some parts of Iowa last week, but dry conditions continue to stress crops and pastures. USDA says farmers harvested corn for silage and cut hay, with the third cutting now 40 percent done. More than 70 percent of the corn crop... Read More.
A dry week across Iowa pulled crop conditions down. USDA’s latest crop report says corn considered good to excellent dropped a percentage point to 80 percent, while soybeans in that category fell from 78 to 75 percent. Corn silking or beyond reached 66 percent, compared to... Read More.
Minnesota farmers welcomed much needed rain this past weekend. But USDA’s latest weekly crop report says while topsoil moisture improved to 76 percent adequate to surplus, most of the state is still on the dry side. Corn condition ratings fell five percentage points on the week... Read More.
A lack of soil moisture is pulling condition ratings lower in Arkansas. The USDA says 54% of the corn crop is called good to excellent, 8% less than last week, with silking nearly complete, dough making and denting behind schedule, and maturity matching the... Read More.
Nebraska crops and pastures could use a rain. Farmer Randy Uhrmacher of Hastings tells Brownfield there’s been some relief recently. “I’ve got about .40 at my house. Farms that are farther south that we farm in Webster County, we’re looking at more than an... Read More.
Corn and soybeans in Kansas suffered from the heat wave last week where temperatures topped 100 degrees. Corn saw an 8 percent decline in condition ratings according to USDA. Forty-seven percent is in good-to-excellent shape. Soybeans are 56 percent good-to-excellent, a six percent decrease from... Read More.
Beneficial weather helped improve crop condition ratings in Minnesota. The latest weekly USDA crop report shows corn considered good to excellent jumped from 64 to 68 percent. Soybeans improved seven percentage points to 68 percent good to excellent. Crop development remains behind normal with six percent of... Read More.