"A lot of those plants are, well they're just simply starting to die. They can't reach that subsoil, there is no subsoil moisture reserve there so they need rain and it's going to have to come soon for some of those areas. So I think we're probably at the point where we're starting to see some crop loss on the lighter soils."
Hail storms blanketed large sections of the state Tuesday afternoon and heavy crop damage is reported in northwest Iowa’s Plymouth County — with thousands of acres impacted. Bill Tentinger, who farms east of Le Mars, says he has extensive hail damage to his corn, especially to the rows that run east-west.
The U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday has confirmed what we already knew. Drought conditions have worsened across the state and crops are feeling the impacts. Iowa State Climatologist Dr. Justin Glisan tells IARN that severe drought coverage has greatly expanded from northwest Iowa into many other parts of the state.
According to the latest drought monitor provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, approximately 55% of the state is experiencing at least moderate drought conditions, including at least part of 52 of the state’s 72 counties. Included in that total is 8% of the state, including at least parts of 14 counties in southeastern Wisconsin as well as Vernon and Crawford counties, currently experiencing severe drought conditions.
Despite some rain in the forecast for Thursday, Minnesota is experiencing drought conditions. The beginning of June this year has been one of the hottest on record for Minnesota, but farmers and grain buyers, at least in southern Minnesota, are fortunate for the rain that came before the excessive heat.
Lake Meade is the reservoir which was created by the Hoover Dam. It gives 25 million people access to water and on June 9, it was measured at 1,071.57 feet above sea level. That was its lowest level...ever. And it isn’t expected to stop there. A University of Las Vegas-Nevada professor told a local paper that the water level is expected to continue declining until November.
More than $1 billion in payments will be released over the next several weeks, starting June 15, for agricultural producers with approved applications for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program and for producers who have already received payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than $1 billion in payments will be released over the next several weeks starting June 15 for agricultural producers with approved applications for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program and for producers who have already received payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+).
The Arkansas Farm Bureau is reporting widespread devastation in Southeastern Arkansas counties. The AFB says an early survey of the damage shows more than $300,000,000 in crop losses after heavy rains flooded farms in the region. “It seems like these 100 year events occur every two years now,” said Jay Coker, a farmer in Arkansas Co.
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