Compared to a week ago, the weekly crop and weather report from the Ohio field office of the National Ag Statistics Service has crop condition ratings in Ohio holding steady. As of Sunday, September 14, 74 percent of the Ohio corn crop and 79 percent of soybeans were rated fair to good. 76 percent of […]


A forum hosted by the Ohio Farmers Union (OFU) on September 22 will bring together scientists and agricultural experts looking for solutions to water quality issues in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. “We want to see farmers, we want to see agency officials, we want to see legislators, because there is a great deal […]


Iowa’s corn and soybean crops, overall, are still in very good shape, but last week’s below normal temperatures slowed crop development. As of Sunday, 19 percent of the corn acreage was mature, 11 days behind normal.  Leaves were changing color on 51 percent of the soybean crop, four days behind average.  Corn rated 76 percent, […]


Cool, wet weather dominated South Dakota conditions this past week, bringing topsoil moisture to 85 percent adequate to surplus. Winter wheat is 14 percent planted, which is the same as last year, but a little behind the five-year average.  Spring wheat harvest is also behind.  It’s 94 percent done.  It’s normally finished by now. The […]


Rain and cool temperatures through Missouri last week hampered the corn harvest especially in the northern districts where most of the rain fell. The state averaged an inch and two-thirds last week. Topsoil moisture is 81 percent adequate to surplus. Corn is 58 percent mature, which is 22 percentage points more than last week. Statewide, […]


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