Snow and rain affects Midwest agriculture into spring

Farms in the U.S. Midwest that are already struggling with the effects of monumental flooding have been hit with an early-spring storm this week that certainly isn’t helping matters.

“It’s a terrible, terrible track in terms of its impact on the areas that have already seen terrible flooding back in March,” meteorologist Michael Palmerino told […]

Report: U.S. winter wheat worst quality in 17 years

The quality of some of the first wheat harvested by U.S. farmers in 2015 is the worst in at least 17 years, according to one measure and following heavy rainfall across parts of the Midwest.

A report released last week by U.S. Wheat Associates tracked the “falling number,” a gauge of sprout damage in crops […]

Soybean disease reported in Midwest U.S.

Recent reports of soybean disease throughout the Midwest are likely to cause economic losses for some farmers this year, according to plant pathologist Carl Bradley of the University of Illinois.

In a recent article, Bradley specifically described the signs of two different diseases, sudden death syndrome (SDS) and Sclerotinia stem rot (white mold), both of […]