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Beekeepers: Honeybee Colonies Continue to Decline

(Harvest Public Media) – Beekeepers across the country are looking at another year of honeybee colony loss, although not as bad as last year. Harvest Public Media reports the loss of honeybees could affect the crop industry. From April 2021 to April of this year,... Read More.

Illinois crop conditions decline

Corn and soybeans took another slight step backwards in Illinois last week. The USDA says on Sunday corn was rated 70 percent good to excellent, down from 73 percent the week before, while soybeans are rated 68 percent good to excellent down from 69... Read More.

Soybeans, corn up on decline in crop ratings

Soybeans were sharply higher on commercial and technical buying. The USDA’s national good to excellent rating slipped 1%, continuing the “tale of two crops” pattern seen this growing season, and there was also spillover from the strength in soybean meal. Soybean meal was... Read More.

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.

Ohio crop conditions decline slightly

The USDA says dry weather has caused early signs of crop stress in Ohio. Corn planting is wrapped up, with 95 percent of the crop emerged. Forty-nine percent of the state’s corn crop is rated good to excellent. Ninety-six percent of soybeans are planted, compared... Read More.