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Wet conditions remain a problem in Minnesota

Excessive moisture continues to hinder spring fieldwork in Minnesota. USDA’s latest weekly crop update says topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies are 97 percent adequate to surplus. Soybean planting is 94 percent complete, four days behind the five-year average.  Seventy percent of the crop is... Read More.

Wet conditions dampen crop conditions in southwest Minnesota

National crop condition ratings are higher compared to the past several years, but southwest Minnesota farmer Bryan Biegler tells Brownfield that’s not the case on his farm. “We have a lot more unevenness out in the field this year.” He says frequent rains delayed... Read More.

Soybean pests thriving in wet conditions

Some soybean pests are thriving in wet conditions. Justine Terwillegar with Syngenta Crop Protection says one example is Japanese beetle. “We often see more issues when it’s wet in the spring, and then maybe we transition into more of like a hot, dry summer.... Read More.

Some soybean pests thrive in wet conditions

Some soybean pests are thriving in wet conditions. Justine Terwillegar with Syngenta Crop Protection says one example is Japanese beetle. “We often see more issues when it’s wet in the spring, and then maybe we transition into more of like a hot, dry summer. ... Read More.

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.

Warm, wet February for Arkansas

February was warmer and wetter than normal in Arkansas. The USDA says nearly the entire state has adequate to surplus soil moisture levels, keeping many farmers out of the fields for most of the month, and above average temperatures have led to some fruit... Read More.

Unseasonably mild to warm, wet pattern ahead across much of the Heartland

Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of below-normal temperatures west of the Rockies, while warmer-than-normal weather will cover the eastern two-thirds of the U.S.  Meanwhile, near- or above-normal precipitation across most of the country should contrast with drier-than-normal conditions... Read More.

Wet January causing some problems in Ohio

A wet January has led to issues for farmers in Ohio. The USDA says statewide precipitation during January topped average levels by just over 2 inches, limiting field activities in western Ohio and leading to ponding in winter wheat fields in portions of northern... Read More.

Wet, cold beginning to 2024 for Missouri

January was colder and wetter than normal for much of Missouri. The USDA says statewide temperatures averaged 3 degrees below normal, while precipitation was more than 2 inches higher than average, pulling soil moisture levels higher and bringing some, but not all, of Missouri... Read More.

Wet, warm weather in much of Minnesota

2024 started warm and wet for most of Minnesota. The USDA says average temperatures and two to four inches of rain across the state made feedlots muddy, with some reports of respiratory illness. Despite those issues, overall, calving and lambing are proceeding well. That mild weather... Read More.