Across the Corn Belt, most areas are experiencing cool, dry weather, with Tuesday’s high temperatures expected to remain near or below 80°F. However, locally heavy rain is falling across the southwestern Corn Belt, especially in Missouri. Recent and ongoing showers in the western... Read More.
HAYS, Kan. (KNS/HPPR) - The rain that fell over parts of western and central Kansas last week brought much-needed precipitation to some extremely dry areas. But the Kansas News Service reports those recent rains are not enough to end drought conditions. Twenty-five percent of Kansas... Read More.
By Matt McMullen Saint Joseph, Mo. (Cheifs.com) - The football season inched a little bit closer on Friday afternoon as the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterbacks and rookies reported to training camp at Missouri Western State University. It marked the team's first... Read More.
Western Kansas farmer David Schemm says winter wheat harvest exceeded his expectations despite severe to exceptional drought in areas of the state. “Surprisingly, it turned out relatively good for us. We did have a wide-range of yields for us on fields ranging from 11... Read More.
A Western Kansas farmer says there’s little hope for his crop this year. “The best way for me to describe it is it’s absolutely devastating.” David Schemm of Sharon Springs tells Brownfield his dryland corn has been lost to extreme heat and drought. “There’s several... Read More.
A Nebraska-based agronomist says crops in the western area of the state are in desperate need of moisture. Luke Curl with Golden Harvest says if Mother Nature doesn’t provide relief within two weeks, “Even shorter than that in some areas, the dryland corn is... Read More.
Some Western Corn Belt producers say delayed planting and drought have created additional weed pressure. Northeast Nebraska farmer Anne Meis tells Brownfield she’s seen an increase in water hemp and pigweeds this year. “We have gone back to the drawing board several times on... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather accompanies a gradual warming trend. Any showers are limited to the upper Great Lakes region, where Tuesday’s high temperatures will remain below 80°F. In contrast, readings should top 90°F in parts of the Missouri Valley. By... Read More.
Western heat will peak during the weekend before slowly easing. Meanwhile, much of the Midwest will experience a period of generally favorable temperatures. By early next week, however, hot weather will return across the nation’s midsection. By the middle of next week, triple-digit heat... Read More.
Western Iowa farmer Kevin Ross says spring planting delays didn’t set his growing season back too much. “It’s kind of been normal for us to end up head high or almost tasseling by the 4th (of July),” he said. “I don’t know that we... Read More.
SPEARVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas woman and her 4-year-old daughter were found dead on Thursday, and the woman’s boyfriend is in custody, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said. Ford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in Spearville Wednesday... Read More.