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NEWS ROOM

08/15/2022

Wisconsin crops are doing well after more scattered rain over the past week. Corn silking is at 88%, with 44% of the crop in the dough stage.  Four percent of the state’s corn is now dented.  Seventy-eight percent of the corn is reported as good to excellent, and 2% better than last week. Ninety-three percent…

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Larry Lee

08/15/2022

Each crop trends a point lower in the week ending August 14

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Ben Potter

08/15/2022

Ohio’s crop conditions improved last week with some additional late-week rain.  USDA statistician Cheryl Turner says topsoil moisture is now 71% adequate and 7% surplus, with 21% of the cropland still needing rain. Corn silking is 96% finished, with 65% of corn in the dough stage.  Ten percent of the corn is now dented.  Fifty-eight…

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Larry Lee

08/15/2022

Showers affecting portions of the northern Plains and western Corn Belt will pivot southeastward, reaching the South by mid-week.  Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches in the western Corn Belt and 2 to 4 inches or more from the central Gulf Coast region into Georgia and the Carolinas.  Meanwhile, heavy rain across…

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gsoulje@brownfieldnetwork.com

08/15/2022

Commodity groups continue to express concern about a proposed rule that would limit the use of a commonly used herbicide. Minnesota Corn Growers Association executive director Adam Birr says EPA is looking to introduce a concentration of concern for atrazine at 3.4 ppb (parts per billion) despite three previous scientific advisory panels landing on 15…

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Mark Dorenkamp

08/15/2022

Scattered rainfalls continued to help some crop conditions improve across Tennessee. Soybeans are rated 49% good to excellent, with 92% blooming, and 70% setting pods.  Cotton is rated 59% good to excellent, 98% of cotton is squaring, 82% setting bolls, and 1% with bolls opening. Corn is rated 33% good to excellent with 87% in…

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Meghan Grebner

08/15/2022

Crop conditions continue to show late-season improvement across Arkansas. Soybeans are rated 71% good to excellent, with 90% setting pods, and 11% coloring.  Cotton is rated 71% good to excellent with 98% setting bolls, and 5% of the bolls are opening.  The rice crop is rated 79% rated good to excellent, 57% of the crop…

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Meghan Grebner

08/15/2022

Indiana farmers received wide-ranging rainfall and milder temperatures last week.  USDA statistician Nathanial Warenski says rains from zero to almost three inches brought soil moisture levels up to 71% adequate or surplus. About 54% of both corn and soybeans are in good to excellent condition.   Soybean blooming is nearly complete with pod setting behind average. …

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Larry Lee

08/15/2022

Michigan’s crop conditions improved after some welcome rains arrived last week.  USDA statistician Marlo Johnson says despite the additional precipitation, the latest US Drought Monitor continues to show Menominee County and the central lower peninsula as abnormally dry and counties in east-central Michigan along with the thumb region in moderate drought. Michigan farmers spent much…

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Larry Lee