The conditions are rated “good to excellent” for only 55 percent of the corn and 47 percent of the soybeans.
Ill., farmer says,”This is the worst weather you could have for the wheat crop.”
Missouri has become the latest state to be hit by the brown marmorated stink bug, which when threatened, lets off an odor that many describe as skunk-like.
Seminars to help farmers learn about crop conservation.
Wild pigs damage crops, pollute water.
Nitrate buildup can be lethal to farm animals.
The United States is in the midst of the worst drought in decades, and the dry weather and soaring temperatures are taking a toll on people living and working in Ohio west to California and Texas north to the Dakotas. Farmers have watched their corn wither and their cattle go hungry. Homeowners have seen their lawns turn brown and gardens wilt. Communities in the Midwest that rarely experience water shortages have enacted restrictions, and businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat as sales fall off. Here are a few of their stories:
As more crops succumb to heat, remaining supply will get more expensive.
The impact of the drought is being felt right now by corn farmers, but the impact on your wallet is coming.
MARION, Ill. (AP) __ Disaster assistance is still available for southern Illinois residents and businesses who suffered damage and losses during recent severe weather. The application deadline for assistance is Aug. 8. State and federal […]