NEWS
Production Blog
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Jun 22, 2012 01:28 PM CDT

a

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- I have always loved a good rain. As a child, I was taught it was a reason for celebration. We danced in it. We rolled our pant legs up and splashed in puddles and squished mud through our toes. Folks who dash inside to avoid a few sprinkles perplex me. I almost always lift my face to the heavens and give thanks for the life-sustaining droplets.

Those who have endured the heartache of flood damage will almost certainly have a different tale. However, it is unrelenting dryness that saps me. For the past two years, ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
NWS River Stages
Market Impact Weather
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Rain in Western Midwest Friday
Rain Friday in the Midwest, Plains
Ag Weather Forum
Great Weather for Prairies
Market Impact Weather
Rain Thursday in North-Central Areas
Light Rain in Plains Thursday