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Excessive rains impacting crops in southern Minnesota

A south-central Minnesota farmer says heavy rains this month have caused some issues in crop fields. Harold Wolle, who also serves as president of the National Corn Growers Association, raises corn and soybeans with his son near St. James. “There’s a few spots where... Read More.

Severe storms impacting IL farmers

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service says the number of major storms that have impacted Illinois farmers and communities is up this year. Ed Shimon, at NWS’s Lincoln office, tells Brownfield hail and flooding have caused major headaches. “The atmosphere is holding a... Read More.

FFA projects impacting aquaculture

An award winning FFA project is having an impact on the aquaculture industry. Greyson Applebee, of the Maroa-Forsyth IL FFA Chapter, says his latest project studies the relationship between aquatic plants and nitrogen. “I found roughly a 28% deduction of nitrates in the aquatic planted... Read More.

Carryover impacting markets, planting intentions

A market advisor says some U.S. farmers are considering planting changes. Mike North from says old crop supplies will influence those possible changes. “Corn stocks are very heavy. Bean stocks are relatively light, which keeps a little bit of value in... Read More.

Dry 2023 impacting 2024 in Tennessee

A dry end to 2023 is affecting crops and livestock in Tennessee to start 2024. The USDA says more than half of the state has adequate to surplus soil moisture, below a year ago, but with improvements in some areas. That dry weather did impede... Read More.