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Dry conditions rapidly maturing crops

Scattered rains have not been able to alleviate dryness across counties in Michigan’s Northern and Eastern Lower Peninsula. The USDA says corn condition dropped to 60 percent good to excellent with 81 percent dented and 24 percent mature.  Corn silage harvest reached 40 percent. Soybeans... Read More.

Crops still green in central Indiana

Harvest is still a couple of weeks away for central Indiana farmer Heather Hill. “We’re cautiously optimistic to see what the yields will be like,” she said, “but I would say it’s still a ways off especially with how green things still look.” She tells... Read More.

The benefits of using cover crops on your farm

The Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance is working with farmers to take a proactive approach to nutrient management and soil health practices. In this episode, executive director Ben Wicker talks about the work the association is doing and how cover crops are part of the solution.

The benefits of using cover crops on your farm

The Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance is working with farmers to take a proactive approach to nutrient management and soil health practices. In this episode, executive director Ben Wicker talks about the work the association is doing and how cover crops are part of the solution.

Wisconsin crops look good after more rain

Wisconsin’s crops are doing well, especially after weekend rains in the southeastern part of the state where it had been dry.  Most of the state received at least half an inch last week. USDA reporters say 92% of the state’s corn is in the... Read More.

Illinois crops starting to mature

Illinois crops are maturing slightly behind last year and the five-year average. As of Sunday, Illinois corn is rated 72 percent good to excellent with 70 percent dented and 16 percent mature. Nearly half of the crop was mature this time last year. Soybeans are... Read More.

Crops maturing ahead of average

Recent rains helped ease crop stress across Michigan. The USDA says corn condition dropped five percent to 61 percent good to excellent as it heads toward maturity, with 69 percent dented and 13 percent mature.  Corn silage harvest reached 25 percent. Soybeans are rated 65... Read More.

A mostly dry week for Minnesota crops

Minnesota crops are doing well in most areas but 23% of the cropland is short of moisture.  USDA reporters say 68% of Minnesota’s fields have adequate topsoil moisture and 72% adequate subsoil moisture. Southwestern Minnesota below the Minnesota river had no new... Read More.