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Lack of snow has sheep and beef producer concerned

A sheep producer worries about the lack of snow cover this winter, and if that means a third straight dry summer.  Caleb Langworthy raises grass-fed sheep and beef near Wheeler, in northwestern Wisconsin.  He tells Brownfield the small amount of snow means his pastures... Read More.

Snow gives way to warmer weather in Wisconsin

Wisconsin says the widespread mid-month snowfall has already almost vanished. The USDA says parts of Wisconsin saw more than a foot of snow in January, with heavier amounts in central and southern counties, boosting soil moisture levels ahead of spring planting. Most of that has... 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.

More snow and very cold weather dominates the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, widespread snow is falling early Friday in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region.  Meanwhile, bitterly cold, windy weather is returning across the western Corn Belt, leading to dangerously low wind-chill readings.  Friday morning’s minimum temperatures plummeted... Read More.

South Dakota producer says snow is needed

A South Dakota cow-calf producer says she hopes the winter storm moving across the region rebuilds water supplies. Marcia Bunger tells Brownfield, “We do need that snow.”  “We have stock ponds that need to be regenerated because, while we didn’t have to haul water... Read More.

Wisconsin starts 2024 mostly snow, frost free

Weather was mostly warm and wet in Wisconsin as 2024 kicked off. The USDA says the average statewide temperature for December was just above freezing, allowing producers to wrap up fall fieldwork and apply manure, while statewide precipitation was two tenths of an inch... Read More.

Snow likely for much of the U.S.

A meteorologist says several storm systems are lined up and likely to bring significant snowfall to much of the U.S. Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions tells Brownfield the first system will move into the Midwest this weekend, but it’s the second system he’s... Read More.