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Stormy outlook for Upper Midwest

Stormy weather is forecast for parts of the Upper Midwest through early July. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources senior climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld says the Climate Prediction Center indicates the next two weeks will remain active. “Although possibly not as active as it has been.... Read More.

Cooler; a calmer day of weather across the Heartland, centered on the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, Thursday’s thunderstorms, which carried into the overnight hours, produced wind damage, large hail, and several tornadoes from Missouri to Ohio.  With Midwestern rain having ended, storm recovery efforts are underway.  Although temperatures have fallen from recent, record-setting levels, warmer-than-normal... Read More.

Midwest Dairy names Scott CEO

Midwest Dairy, the ten-state checkoff-funded promotional organization, has a new leader.  Corey Scott will take over the Chief Executive Officer role on Wednesday as Molly Pelzer retires. Scott is a former Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Athian and has held leadership positions... Read More.

Unseasonable Midwest warmth brings back memories of 2012

Warmer temperatures have Midwest farmers thinking about fieldwork and recalling another recent mild late winter.  Eric Snodgrass, chief science fellow at Nutrien Ag Solutions, says the unseasonably warm and dry conditions have raised concerns… “It is likely going to be one of the warmest winters... Read More.

Large farmland sales continue across Midwest

An ag economist says farmland prices are showing no signs of slowing down. Ernie Goss with Creighton University says prices have expanded for 51 straight months. “With other opportunities out there not as strong, farmers are buying up their neighbors’ properties when the property... Read More.

Midwest land values hit new peak; rate of increase slows

Ag land values in the Midwest continue to rise. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reports values in the Seventh District saw an annual increase of six percent in 2023.  However, David Oppedahl, Fed policy advisor, says that increase has slowed… “It was a little... Read More.

Small grains cost share available in 5 Midwest states

Farmers in five Midwest states are eligible to earn up to $20 an acre for raising a small grain this year. Lydia English with Practical Farmers of Iowa says the cost share program is for growers of barley, oats, cereal rye, triticale, and wheat... Read More.