Weather forecasts mostly favorable for corn harvest

Through Oct. 9, NOAA sees an even chance for above-average or below-average temperatures in Wisconsin, Illinois, eastern Iowa, and most of Missouri. West of these areas, the probability for above-average temperatures rises by 5 to 10 points. East of Wisconsin and Illinois, the probability [...]

Crop tour 2020: Day 2, western Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, & western Indiana

Day 2 of the crop tour was a ten-hour drive from Lincoln, NE to Indianapolis, IN (see map below). Driving out of Nebraska and into Iowa, corn and soybean crops looked noticeably more mature, I would estimate one to two weeks ahead of Nebraska [...]

Corn planting catches up, soybeans blaze ahead

The U.S. corn crop was 62 percent planted as of May 13, just about even with the five-year average. Top-producing states made major progress last week: Iowa’s crop was 65 percent planted, a gain of 25 points week over week; Illinois had 90 percent [...]