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Illinois farmer on the home stretch of harvest

A southeastern Illinois farmer says he can see the harvest season finish line. Dave Kermicle of Dundas tells Brownfield they had some downed corn from an August storm and started harvesting it about a month ago. “But it is still surprising, we are getting yields... Read More.

A dry stretch affects planting in areas of MO

Dry conditions from southwest to northeastern Missouri are challenging some farmers as they try to finish spring planting. In northeastern Missouri, farmer Brian Munzlinger tells Brownfield he’s having to re-evaluate planting depth for soybeans. “I tried to get the screwdriver in the ground far enough... Read More.

Ag banker suggests using money markets to stretch cash reserves

An agricultural banker says many farmers were able to pay down debt with last year’s stronger earnings, but farmers should consider an additional strategy now. Sam Miller with BMO Harris Bank tells Brownfield the overall financial condition of farmers this year is great, but... Read More.

Arkansas harvest on the downhill stretch

Harvest is on the downhill stretch for Arkansas farmers. The USDA reports as of Sunday 87% of cotton, 69% of peanuts, 98% of rice, 88% of soybeans and 100% of corn had been harvested, all ahead of their respective 5-year averages. Winter wheat planting is... Read More.