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Crop conditions decline slightly in South Dakota

Corn and soybean conditions in South Dakota have declined slightly in the first week of July. USDA says South Dakota’s corn is starting to silk with conditions rated 72% good to excellent and the soybeans are rated 68% good to excellent, with 14% of... Read More.

A patchwork quilt of field conditions in northern MN

A technical agronomist with Channel Seed says corn and soybean conditions vary in northern Minnesota, based on when the crops were planted. “It’s like a quilt this year when it comes to the stages of corn and soybeans.” Derek Crompton tells Brownfield “the corn... Read More.

Field conditions vary widely in one Wisconsin county

An Extension agent says field conditions go from one extreme to the other in his county. Ken Schroeder tells Brownfield, “Standing water, there’s weeds, there’s fields that have come up uneven, and just a lot of fields that have’t been planted for that matter.”... Read More.

Corn and soybean conditions improve in MO

Missouri’s corn and soybean conditions continue to improve heading into what’s typically one of the warmest months of the growing season. USDA says corn conditions are rated 78% good to excellent with 35% of the corn silking and some of the crop reaching dough... Read More.

SD corn and soybean conditions improve

Despite the heavy rains and flooding in eastern South Dakota, corn and soybean conditions improved slightly for the whole state the final week in June. USDA says the corn conditions are rated 73% good to excellent. Soybean conditions are rated 73% good to excellent... Read More.

Crop conditions decline in Iowa

Another week of heavy rains played a part in diminishing crop condition ratings across Iowa. USDA’s latest weekly update says there was a four percent decrease in corn rated in good to excellent condition, falling to 73 percent.  Crop development is slightly ahead of... Read More.

Muddy conditions tough on cattle

Frequent heavy rains are making livestock handling more difficult. Cow/calf producer Jake Thompson of Barnesville in northwest Minnesota says the most impact is on outdoor open dirt lots. “Mud itself is just about one of the worst things there is for cattle, especially when... Read More.

SD crop conditions decline following heavy rains, flooding

A farmer in southeast South Dakota says the recent rains have delayed any fieldwork possible in the last week. “Last week, we had anywhere from 9 to 11 inches of rain.” Matt Bainbridge from Davison County tells Brownfield it was awkward timing for rain.... Read More.

Better corn and soybean conditions in MO

Missouri’s corn and soybean conditions continued to improve in the last week. USDA says the corn crop is rated 77% good to excellent, a slight improvement from the previous week. Corn is 13% silking, ahead of average. The condition of Missouri’s soybean crop is... Read More.

Ohio crop conditions decline

Ohio crops are under stress from recent hot, dry weather. The USDA says corn is now rated 60 percent good to excellent, with 98 percent emerged. Soybeans are 61 percent good to excellent with 94 percent emerged and one percent blooming.  Winter wheat in... Read More.

Tennessee farmers gain on fieldwork with dry conditions

Winter wheat harvest and cotton planting is nearly finished in Tennessee. USDA says winter wheat is now 78 percent harvest, ahead of last year and the five-year average. Cotton is 99 percent planted, 40 percent squared, and 57 percent good to excellent.  Corn is... Read More.