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Wet spring beneficial for IL forages

A western Illinois cattle producer says the rainy spring has been beneficial for their forage crop. Trevor Maiers, of MAC Cattle Company in Adams County, tells Brownfield… “Really, it’s been a great spring in terms forage as compared to last year.”  He says, “We chop... Read More.

A drought busting spring

A northeast Nebraska farmer says the wet spring drastically improved soil conditions on his farm. But Greg Anderson says he’s cautious about this year’s crop despite the improvement in drought conditions. “The rains for the month of July will help determine corn yields,” Anderson... Read More.

Barton Dance to Host Two-Night Spring Festival

By Joe Vinduska GREAT BEND, Kan. — Barton’s Dance Department will host the “Moving in the Heartland” Dance Festival at 7 p.m. April 26 and 27 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission tickets are five dollars at the... Read More.

Spring wheat acres top expectations

The USDA sees an increase in spring wheat acreage. Farmers are expected to plant 11.335 million acres of non-durum spring wheat in 2024, above analysts’ expectations and 1% more than in 2023, with most of that hard red spring. Total wheat acreage is estimated at... Read More.

Cover crop termination timing key this spring

Farmers will have to decide when to terminate cover crops this spring. David Kleinschmidt at Progressive Agronomy Consulting says farmers experiencing dry conditions may want to terminate early… “The bigger the cover crop gets, the more moisture it’s going to soak up.”  He says, “So,... Read More.

Ohio preparing for spring planting

March in Ohio was warm, with near normal precipitation ahead of spring planting. The USDA says the average statewide temperature was 6 degrees above normal while precipitation was in-line with the usual levels keeping soil moisture conditions above a year ago ahead of widespread... 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.

Iowa farmer gearing up for spring fieldwork

A south-central Iowa farmer is preparing to begin spring fieldwork. Warren Bachman of Osceola says all his fertilizer was applied in the fall. “Basically other than changing the oil in a couple of tractors and greasing the corn planter and getting it out of the... Read More.