Posts With Keyword ‘Corn’

Stalk Rot an Issue in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Some area farmers are dealing with weak cornstalks.

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Harvest Begins

Posted: Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 at 6:24 am

Farmers are ready to start this year’s harvest following a growing season that presented a number of challenges.

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Field Moisture Levels Continue to Drop

Posted: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Crop conditions declined slightly over the past week, while the below average rainfall impacted the area’s soil.

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Corn Progress Behind Last Year

Posted: Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Crop progress in southeast Iowa is well behind last year.

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Wet Spring Leads to Replanting

Posted: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:22 am

It was a rough spring for our area farmers.  

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Corn Planting Gets Late Start

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Initially stalled by cool, wet weather, farmers have been able to utilize some nice days to make up for lost time.

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Cost of Inputs Increase with Price of Outputs

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 6:23 am

One farmer says he’s dealing with a lot more capital than he was just a few years ago.

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Rainfall Leaves Fields Too Wet for Planting

Posted: Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Wet fields are delaying corn planting in Washington County.

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Cool Weather, Rain Delays Planting

Posted: Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 6:22 am

At this point last year, a farmer in the county was a month into planting, this year he still hasn’t been able to start.

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Planting Delayed by Chilly Weather

Posted: Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 6:23 am

As things start feeling more like spring, area farmers are waiting for the right conditions before they start planting.

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Harvest Nearing Completion

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Thanks to early planting and dry weather for the majority of the past week, this year’s harvest is nearing completion.

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Soybeans Progress on Pace with Years Past

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Corn harvesting is under way in much of Iowa, while soybean harvesting is just getting started.

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Local Farmer Starts Some Early Harvesting

Posted: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Still a few weeks ahead of normal, some local farmers are heading into the fields for harvesting.

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Corn Progress and Harvesting Ahead of Schedule

Posted: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Corn harvesting was the focus last week as the plant progresses ahead of past years.

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High Levels of Nitrogen in Corn Pose Threat to Cattle

Posted: Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Corn grown this summer may have an excess of nitrogen, posing a threat to the cattle that eat it.

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Corn Fungus Could Affect Pork Producers

Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

With this year’s drought, swine farmers are on the lookout for a fungus in their feed.

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USDA Releases Crop & Weather Report

Posted: Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The USDA has released the crop and weather report for last week.

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Crop & Weather Report

Posted: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 6:23 am

According to the most recent crop and weather report, planting progress was slowed last week.

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Forecasts Say Grain Yield for Corn Slightly Down, Soybean Production Slightly Up

Posted: Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 6:22 am

As of November 1st, Iowa’s 2010 corn for grain yield was forecast at 167 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels per acre from October 1st.

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Washington Farmers Report Low Corn Yields, Higher Corn And Pork Prices

Posted: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 6:32 am

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Local growers are harvesting lower corn yields than this time last year.

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