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Cooler weather dampening planting prospects

Cooler weather and a little precipitation have slowed down activity in midwestern fields. Central Illinois farmer Derek Martin tells Brownfield any moisture is welcome… “We were dry last fall, barely got any snow or any rain over the winter, and definitely excited to see the... Read More.

Cooler; a calmer day of weather across the Heartland, centered on the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, Thursday’s thunderstorms, which carried into the overnight hours, produced wind damage, large hail, and several tornadoes from Missouri to Ohio.  With Midwestern rain having ended, storm recovery efforts are underway.  Although temperatures have fallen from recent, record-setting levels, warmer-than-normal... Read More.

Cooler, more seasonal temps, weather advance across the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, temperatures have fallen from recent, record-setting levels but remain above normal.  With recent warmth having effectively eradicated any remaining Midwestern snow cover, some producers are contending with muddy conditions while traveling rural roads or accessing livestock.   On the Plains, near-... Read More.