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Crop conditions decline in South Dakota

South Dakota producers saw a decline in crop conditions last week. The USDA says the state’s corn condition rating declined six percentage points to 68 percent good to excellent. Thirteen percent of the crop was silking, behind 24 percent last year. Soybean conditions were down... Read More.

Japanese beetle emerging in crop fields

An extension entomologist says Japanese beetles are becoming a problem for Midwestern farmers again this year. Dr. Erin Hodgson is with Iowa State University, “On soybeans they cause a skeletonization,” she said. “They almost create a lacy type of appearance because they are feeding... Read More.

Ensuring your crop is protected

Farmers are facing unprecedented volatility in the markets, and protecting their crops is more important now than ever. In this episode, Joel Pierson with AGI says for some farmers that means adding on-farm storage and for others its upgrading the technology in their bins.

Naig pleased with crop conditions

Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says crops are looking good throughout the state despite a dry start to the growing season. “We got around the 4th of July and started to see above average precipitation. That has really started to change the dynamic out... Read More.

Prices slide on prospects of U.S. bumper crop

Corn and soybean futures are spiraling lower as prospects for a bumper U.S. crop improve. Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says USDA’s supply and demand report Tuesday was negative across the board. “Signs of demand weakness, while at the same time not seeing a... Read More.