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Wisconsin crops doing well despite heavy rain

Heavy rainfall continued to challenge Wisconsin farmers last week.  USDA statistician Greg Busler says in the week ending Sunday, only 2.3 days were suitable for fieldwork, and much of that was accomplished early in the week. Soil moisture levels are high, with 53% of... Read More.

Another Round of Heavy Rain for Mid-Kansas

By Lucky Kidd SOUTH CENTRAL, Kan. — The mid-Kansas area saw another round of very heavy rain Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, with rain continuing to fall.The Heaviest rain fell in a band from Hutchinson and Sterling east... Read More.

Heavy Rain and Wind Causes Flooding, Power Outages

By Lucky Kidd Late Saturday night storms brought high winds, heavy rain and flooding to parts of Kansas Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Wind gusts between 60-70 miles an hour were reported across many areas of southwest into... Read More.

Rain on the way, climatologist says

Some areas of the Corn Belt could soon receive some much-needed precipitation. Justin Glisan, state climatologist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture, says a more active storm track is expected over the next seven days. “Anywhere from an inch to two-plus inches across much... Read More.

MO producers would welcome more rain

Missouri farmers say some soil moisture has been replenished this winter, but dry conditions linger and any additional rains are welcome. Northeast Missouri farmer Matt Wright says “we had several different snow events and at one point, we came close to 15 inches (of... Read More.

More rain in the forecast for Missouri

A state climatologist with the University of Missouri Extension says the spring weather outlook includes an above normal chance for rain in Missouri. The state has received some rain this week and Zach Leasor tells Brownfield a break from the dry conditions should continue... Read More.

Rain, snow lower Kentucky drought concerns

Drought concerns in Kentucky eased a little over the past month. The USDA says statewide precipitation topped five and a half inches, more than 2 inches above usual levels, the first month of better than normal precipitation since last fall. That did include heavy snowfall,... Read More.

314-bushel corn on seven inches of rain

The National Corn Growers Association yield contest winner for Minnesota achieved 314-bushel corn despite receiving a third of normal precipitation during the growing season. “We feel truly blessed to have a bountiful year and thank the good Lord for providing just enough rain to... Read More.