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Royals Catcher Salvador Perez Sidelined by Mild Groin Strain

CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez had an MRI on Monday that showed a mild groin strain.It was a promising development for Kansas City after Perez left Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the New York Mets following a fourth-inning collision at home... Read More.

Alfalfa weevil concerns following the mild winter

The winter’s mild temperatures have spurred a green-up of pastures, but it could lead to other challenges. Tony Hancock is with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. “I did hear a few reports of some weevils in the alfalfa late last week before this cold... Read More.

Insect pressure could be intense following mild winter

Insect pressure during the growing season could be higher than normal in parts of the Midwest experiencing mild winter conditions. University of Minnesota Extension integrated pest management specialist Bruce Potter says temperatures haven’t been consistently cold enough to knock back insect populations. “Especially stuff that’s... Read More.

NW IL producer:  Mild winter good for cows; a concern for crops

A northwest Illinois cow-calf producer says the mild winter was great for calving season. Lou Lamoreux, who farms with his family in Carrol County, tells Brownfield… “Usually, you’re fighting mud and snow and blizzard conditions in February and March.”  He says, “We had one little... Read More.

Mild winter leads to certain insect concerns this spring

The lack of a deep freeze this winter has an agronomist concerned about overwintering pests. Matt Montgomery with Pioneer tells Brownfield… “If we’re talking about something like alfalfa weevil, that overwinters here, then yep.”  He says, “Very interestingly, at the end of February, people were... Read More.

Unseasonably mild, Spring-like temps cover the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, record-setting warmth continues in advance of an approaching storm system.  On Monday, daily-record high temperatures included 70°F in Fargo, North Dakota, and 80°F in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Sioux City, Iowa.  Later Tuesday, high temperatures will broadly top... Read More.

Minnesota farmer factors mild winter into cropping plans

A southcentral Minnesota farmer is factoring mild winter conditions into her plans for the upcoming growing season. Rose Wendinger of St. James says it’s been warmer and drier than normal the past few months. “We’re looking at all the research that we can for our... Read More.