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Northern Illinois wheat producer excited for harvest

A northern Illinois farmer says the wheat crop looks as good as he’s ever seen. Mark Tuttle, who’s based in Dekalb County, says he’s excited about the upcoming harvest. “It’s a couple weeks early and it’s starting to get a little yellow tint to it.” ... Read More.

Spring snowstorm coming to northern Corn Belt

An ag meteorologist says there’s more snow in the forecast for the Northern Corn Belt over the weekend. Drew Lerner with World Weather Incorporated says the Dakotas and Minnesota have already received up to 6 or 8 inches of snow this week and another... Read More.

Northern Missouri/Southern Iowa landowners sought for prairie program

A USDA Climate Smart Commodities grant program will pay landowners along the Missouri/Iowa border to plant highly erodible land with native prairie grasses. Director of land management and prairie acquisition Steve Mowry with Roeslein Alternative Energy tells Brownfield 40,000 acres surrounding the company’s anaerobic... Read More.

A better-than-usual winter for northern SD

A cattle producer from north-central South Dakota says the better-than-usual winter weather has made working with cattle more pleasant this year. “The cows are doing really well and it’s a refreshing change of pace,” says Troy Hadrick. He says while other parts of the state... Read More.

Northern cattle producers: disaster programs need an update

A cattle feeder from southwest Minnesota says there several policy issues that will be discussed at the Cattle Industry Convention this week. Mike Landuyt is the Region 3 Vice President for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and he says several Midwestern states want to... Read More.

Northern Minnesota farmer: “worst crop I’ve ever had”

Farm to farm crop variability was especially evident in northern Minnesota this year. Jim Kukowski grows soybeans and wheat in Roseau County and says some of his neighbors had record yields. “The biggest bumper crop they’ve had, and I happened to be in a real... Read More.

Best crop ever for northern Missouri farmer

A northwest Missouri farmer says the 2023 crop was the best he’s ever had. Jordan Bottiger tells Brownfield, “I thought the beans would be better than the corn, but it was the exact opposite. It was a record corn crop and just every field... Read More.