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Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates

Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates

Corn and soybean futures dropped this morning after USDA increased its crop estimates from last month.

September 12, 2017 2:54 pm(0)

Western Iowa rains reported as ‘adequate’

Iowa experienced below normal temperatures and received adequate rain throughout the western half of the state, according to the Aug. 28 USDA Crop Progress report.

August 31, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Mild temperatures, rain aid Missouri crop progress

Temperatures last week averaged 75.6 degrees, 0.8 degrees below normal, according to the Aug. 21 USDA Crop Progress report. Precipitation averaged 1.33 inches statewide, 0.55 inches above normal.

August 24, 2017 7:00 am(0)

Farmers across Iowa welcome needed rains

Much-needed rain fell throughout Iowa during the week ending Aug. 20, 2017, according to the Aug. 21 USDA Crop Progress report.

August 24, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Research seeks solutions for climate change, hunger

Research seeks solutions for climate change, hunger

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are taking the basics of photosynthesis miles farther in Urbana-Champaign test plots and greenhouses — intervening in the process, through which plants use sunlight to produce energy, to create higher yields.

August 18, 2017 2:00 pm(0)

Temperatures, rain amounts drop across Missouri

Below average temperatures were experienced statewide the past week, according to the Aug. 14 USDA Crop Progress report.

August 17, 2017 7:00 am(0)

Cool temperatures remain, drought expands

All of Iowa experienced cooler than normal temperatures with little precipitation scattered across the state, according to the Aug. 14 USDA Crop Progress report.

August 17, 2017 7:00 am(0)

Temps cool but drought area expands in Iowa

All of Iowa experienced cooler than normal temperatures, and most of the state received below normal precipitation during the week ending Aug. 6, according to the Aug. 7 USDA Crop Progress report.

August 10, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Young farmers describe paths to success

Young farmers describe paths to success

NORMAL, Ill. — As long as there have been young people wanting to work the land and raise animals, there have been creative ways to start a farming business.

August 05, 2017 10:15 am Photos

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Mixed bag of crop conditions across state of Iowa

Mixed bag of crop conditions across state of Iowa

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August 03, 2017 7:00 am Photos

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U.S., Mexico share interest in ag trade: Perdue

U.S., Mexico share interest in ag trade: Perdue

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue described his recent conversations with his counterpart, José Calzada Rovirosa, Mexico Secretary of Agriculture, on a media call July 28 from Yucatan, Mexico. Perdue said he and Calzada had established trust, respect and a level of candor with one anot…

August 03, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Crop progress varies across Illinois fields

Crop progress varies across Illinois fields

YORKVILLE, Ill. — When farmers across the state were trying to get crops planted in May, in every one of the nine crop districts in Illinois, they reported having “too much rain.” This summer, that consistency disappeared, with some Illinois farmers desperately wishing for rain, others getti…

August 02, 2017 4:00 pm(0)
Markets mull weather impacts and potential supplies

Markets mull weather impacts and potential supplies

The corn market is in the process of sorting out what final yields could like look like after weeks of hot, dry conditions in the western Corn Belt.

August 02, 2017 10:39 am(0)
Rainfall varies widely across Iowa fields

Rainfall varies widely across Iowa fields

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July 27, 2017 7:00 am Photos

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Father and son plan for farming future

Father and son plan for farming future

SHILOH, Ill. — Dave Tiedemann isn’t anxious about the future of his farm. Then again, he has always looked ahead.

July 26, 2017 2:45 pm(0)
Illinois farmers battle dry July

Illinois farmers battle dry July

By mid-July, crops in Illinois were either doing just fine or headed for trouble, depending on where you park your tractor.

July 21, 2017 6:00 am(0)
Hot, dry weather holds on across state of Iowa

Hot, dry weather holds on across state of Iowa

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July 20, 2017 7:00 am Photos

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Weeds plentiful in Illinois fields this year

Weeds plentiful in Illinois fields this year

URBANA, Ill. — There was certainly no shortage of weeds to study at the University of Illinois Field Day June 28 in east central Illinois. The abundance of weeds here is similar to what farmers are finding across the state.

July 14, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Hot, dry weather begins to stress parts of Iowa

Hot, dry weather begins to stress parts of Iowa

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July 13, 2017 7:00 am Photos

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