Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for near- or above-normal temperatures nationwide, with the greatest likelihood of late-season warmth stretching from the central and southern Plains into the Southeast. Meanwhile, near- or below-normal precipitation across most of the country should contrast with... Read More.
Agricultural groups including American Farm Bureau are closely watching railroad negotiations as the deadline to avert a national strike approaches. Andrew Walmsley is a senior director of government affairs with American Farm Bureau. “The rail network is critically important not only to the economy but... Read More.
The President of the National Corn Growers Association says relief from record fertilizer costs and tight supplies isn’t expected anytime soon. Chris Edgington says farmers are anxiously waiting for the removal of tariffs placed on phosphate imports from Morocco. “We’re almost to a point... Read More.
Dry conditions continue to impact Kansas crops. USDA statistician Doug Bounds says topsoil moisture is 36% short and 44% very short with similar subsoil moisture levels. Most Kansas corn is struggling with 19% of the crop in good condition, 28% rated fair, 26% poor,... Read More.
Drought conditions continue to take a toll on Nebraska crops. USDA statistician Nicholas Streff says topsoil moisture is 46% very short and 35% short with only 19% of the cropland having adequate moisture. Only 29% of Nebraska’s corn is in good condition, with 27% in... Read More.
Corn and rice harvest picked up pace this past week. Corn harvest is 15% complete and rice harvest is 4% complete. The rice crop is also 94 percent headed and 32% mature. Soybeans are rated 69% good to excellent, with 29% coloring, 13% dropping... Read More.
Cattle prices are forecasted higher as beef supplies are expected to tighten, but that doesn’t mean an expansion of the cattle herd is coming anytime soon. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says drought is the biggest contributing factor in the reduction in beef production. ... Read More.
Photo courtesy Senator John Boozman U.S. Senator John Boozman is taking the opportunity to connect with his constituents during this week’s Arkansas Ag Tour. He tells Brownfield it’s the chance to try and find solutions from the ground up. “What are the things that they’re... Read More.
The latest Cattle on Feed report from the USDA had placements in July outside the upper end of pre-report expectations. University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says that could mean two things for the markets. “We could be seeing not-as-strong cattle prices in... Read More.
An ag economist says the recent strain on U.S. – Chinese relations, because of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, hasn’t stopped the trading partner from buying U.S. ag products. But the University of Missouri’s Ben Brown is urging caution… “We’re encouraging China to... Read More.
Drought in Missouri sees little relief on the week, pushing most crop and field conditions lower. USDA says corn silking is on pace at 95 percent. Corn doughing is two thirds complete, about even with the average. The crop’s condition continues to fall for... Read More.
By Brad Hallier Wichita, Kan. – The Hutchinson Monarchs survived pool play at this year’s NBC World Series, and they will continue their quest for their first title at 6 p.m. today. The Monarchs start the eight-team, single-elimination... Read More.