Tennessee crops are starting to show signs of stress in some areas as hot and dry weather persists. Statewide, soybeans are rated 56% good to excellent, with 83% emerged and 12% blooming. Seven percent of soybeans still need to be planted. Cotton is rated... Read More.
Iowa farmers took advantage of good weather last week. USDA’s latest crop update says activities including alfalfa harvest and spraying crops. Corn and soybean condition ratings are both 80 percent good to excellent, with 97 percent of soybeans emerged. The oat crop is 80 percent headed and... Read More.
Crop conditions declined slightly as temperatures rose and rainfall was scarce. Soybeans are rated 77% good to excellent, with 51% of the crop blooming. Just 2% of the crop is left to be planted. Cotton is rated 78% good to excellent with 51% squaring... Read More.
A mostly-dry week allowed Wisconsin farmers to get a lot of fieldwork accomplished. USDA reporters say there were six days suitable for getting into fields, but it was hot and many said they could use some rain. Ninety-five percent of the corn has emerged... Read More.
Michigan farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week. USDA’s Marlo Johnson says there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork with warm and windy conditions around much of the state. About half of the corn and soybean crops are... Read More.
U.S. corn and soybean condition ratings declined last week as hot, dry weather in many key growing areas impacted crops. Temperatures in most of the region have been mild to start the week, but could turn hot again ahead of July 4th weekend,... Read More.
The National Corn Growers Association says a recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce could create additional fertilizer shortages and price hikes. Angus Kelly, director of trade and public policy, says it could limit imports of urea ammonium nitrate. “We’ve got to keep... Read More.
By Julia Debes, Kansas Wheat This is day 3 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Kansas wheat producers are in the cab and cutting now across... Read More.
Commentary. As a vocal proponent for animal agriculture, I receive letters, emails, social media messages and phone calls from those who read my column or listen to my commentary on the radio. Some throw shade. Some thank me for standing up for agriculture or sharing... Read More.