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Ground Work 2022: Finishing 2022 and Preparing for the 2023 Illinois Soybean Crop

Lynn Rohrscheib|Jan 11, 2023

Every season has its challenges, and 2022 brought many to our area of Illinois in the heart of the U.S. Midwest. Despite challenges and setbacks,…

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Ground Work 2022: Missouri Soybean Harvest Better Than Expected

Neal Bredehoeft|Nov 30, 2022

In our area of the U.S. Midwest, the 2022 growing season started with plenty of moisture. We planted crops in April and May, and our…

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Ground Work 2022: Mississippi Soybean, Cotton and Catfish Harvest

Philip Good|Nov 17, 2022

Our fall season has been very busy, as usual. Weather conditions have been ideal for harvesting in our region of the U.S. South. We wrapped…

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Ground Work 2022: Preparing for a Delayed Illinois Harvest

Lynn Rohrscheib|Sep 23, 2022

 A late spring was followed by a dry summer in our area of Illinois in the heart of the U.S. Midwest. Those conditions have led…

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Ground Work 2022: Soybeans Off to Strong Start in Missouri

Neal Bredehoeft|Jun 21, 2022

At this stage of the growing season, the crops in our area of the U.S. Midwest look really good. So far, we’ve had ample moisture.…

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Ground Work 2022: Planting Underway in Missouri

Neal Bredehoeft|May 3, 2022

A weather pattern bringing high winds and small amounts of rain at a time, like just 5 cm, or .2 inches, has slowed our start…

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Ground Work 2022: Meet Missouri Farmer Neal Bredehoeft

Laura Temple|Mar 29, 2022

Throughout the 2022 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Follow their updates, #GroundWork2022, to…

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Ground Work 2021: With Kentucky Harvest Finished, It’s Time to Plan for Next Season

Caleb Ragland|Dec 21, 2021

It was a long, wet fall. Rain continued to slow soybean harvest. We finally finished cutting soybeans on November 30. In our area of the…

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Ground Work 2021: Planting Cover Crops into New York State Soybeans

Ralph Lott|Sep 23, 2021

Our crops are maturing quickly. We had several days with a little rain through the first half of September. Then we had a few warm,…

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Ground Work 2021: Iowa Weather Compressing Growing Season, Yield

Tim Bardole|Sep 10, 2021

Our crops look like they put up a good fight this year, but they have reached the point of shutting down biological processes for the…