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Read the latest crop reports from the fields across America! Also, submit your own comments.
Here's a sampling of what some folks are saying:
-- Audrain County, Mo.
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-- Nebraska Panhandle
This picture is from a 20 year no till field that
averaged 270bu/acre dry corn.
-- Lebanon, Pa.
-- Clark County, Ark.
The line of demarcation is clearly visible in this Somervell County small grain field where the farmer stopped the advance of armyworms with a pesticide spraying. If the producer hadn’t sprayed, the pest would have quickly taken out the whole field, said Joshua Blanek, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture in Somervell County, southwest of Fort Worth. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Joshua Blanek)
In the past few weeks we’ve seen record snowfall, and rain measuring in inches...not the tenths our area is known for; the latest weather forecast says we have a 90% chance of 5 to 15 inches of snow accompanied by 55mph winds later this week. It looks as if this might be the year of ‘The Harvest’....the one retired farmers talk about they’re old and grey.
-- Southwest Ohio
-- Pam Smith, Farm Journal Seeds & Production Editor
-- Western Dawson, Cozad, Lexington, Neb.
Non-stop rains since harvest began have cost Mississippi producers an estimated $371 million. These cotton plants stand wasting in a rain-saturated field on Mississippi State University’s R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Facility. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)
Excessive fall rains have saturated 91% of the state’s soil, leaving many crops stranded and wasting in fields too wet for harvest equipment to enter. Water stands between most rows of this soybean field in western Lowndes County. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey)
A visit from a large herd of feral hogs can make a field look as if it’s been bombed, such as this field in Titus County. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Kenny Rollins)
-- Blue Earth County, Minn.
-- Ellendale, N.D.
Cooler weather has slowed the march of armyworms to pastures, but warm weather could bring another flush, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service experts.
(Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo
by Robert Burns)
-- Buena Vista County, Northwest Iowa
-- Southeast North Carolina
-- Central Minnesota
Despite the drought, peanuts look good throughout Texas this year, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. Fields were being dug in the South Plains, and combining should start soon. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo).