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Ground Work 2022: Illinois Planting Challenged by Rains and Supply Chain Uncertainty

Lynn RohrscheibJun 10, 2022

Spring has been wet and cool in our area of Illinois, in the heart of the U.S. Midwest. Rains limited the amount of fieldwork we…

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Ground Work 2021: Finishing This Season and Preparing for Next Year in Iowa

Tim BardoleDec 14, 2021

The weather has been a challenge in our area of the U.S. Midwest throughout 2021. Thankfully, it cooperated enough in November to allow us to…

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Ground Work 2021: Harvest and Fieldwork Finished in Illinois

Daryl CatesNov 18, 2021

I am finished with fieldwork for 2021. Yield-wise, this has been the best overall year in my 40-plus-year farming career. However, it has held plenty…

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Ground Work 2021: Weather Slows Iowa Harvest

Tim BardoleNov 11, 2021

After managing drought conditions all season, we received more than 13 cm, or 5 inches, of rain the last week of October. Two different systems…

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Ground Work 2021: Soybeans Thriving in New York State

Ralph LottJul 30, 2021

Our crops are looking good. Although the weather has been dry, we have consistently been getting enough rain to help the crops grow. So far,…

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Ground Work 2021: New York State Crops Emerging Well

Ralph LottJun 21, 2021

Despite our late start to planting, we were able to get all our soybeans planted by June 4, a week after we finished planting corn.…