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Climatologist gives updated precipitation outlook

A weather expert says areas of the Corn Belt could receive some precipitation the rest of the week. Justin Glisan, state climatologist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture, says a more active storm track is expected. “We’ve seen more rainfall, more precipitation events south of... Read More.

Areas of Corn Belt receive some precipitation from winter weather

Some winter weather moved across parts of the Corn Belt on Friday and a state climatologist says the moisture was good news for farmers. Iowa’s Justin Glisan tells Brownfield soil profiles need a boost heading into the upcoming growing season. “We’re still short across... Read More.

Precipitation boosts Kansas’ winter wheat rating

January precipitation had beneficial effects for Kansas’ winter wheat crop. The USDA says 54% of winter wheat in the top U.S. grower is rated good to excellent, compared to 43% late last month and 21% this time last year. Soil moisture levels also improved thanks... Read More.

Lack of precipitation still a concern for Illinois farmer

A western Illinois farmer says even with the recent snowfall, he’s still concerned about soil moisture. Brady Holst tells Brownfield he’d like to see more precipitation before planting season gets underway.  “I know as we’ve done some tiling and stuff over the winter, it... Read More.

Iowa gets end of year precipitation, needs more

Iowa’s 2023 ended with some much-needed precipitation. The USDA says late year snow and rain have boosted soil moisture at least a little bit, but more will be needed for the 2024 planting season. Mild temperatures did allow farmers to increase applications of manure, lime,... Read More.