Corn planting running behind, Farm Analyst says crop potential is not lost

By |2018-05-10T14:47:10-05:00May 10th, 2018|

Warmer temperatures have allowed farmers to get in the field over the last week, but there remains a lot of spring planting to be done. Farm Management Analyst Kent Thiesse says planting progress varies across the listening area. "The southern two tiers of counties in Minnesota, northern two tiers of counties in Iowa are were the planting progress has been the slowest," says Thiesse. "I had an opportunity to travel down to Fairmont, the further you got south the planting progress was a lot less. Probably 10 to maybe 15, 20-percent of the corn planted down that direction. You get up [...]

Numbers show southern Minnesota led the way in record year for corn yields in 2017

By |2018-03-05T15:15:23-06:00March 5th, 2018|

Recently released numbers from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service shows that it was a record year for corn yields in southern Minnesota. Estimates show that the statewide average for corn yields in 2017 was 194 bushels per acre, exceeding the previous record of 193 bushels per acre that was set in 2016. Farm Management Analyst Kent Thiesse says the difference from the two years is what parts of the state led in production.  "In 2016, that statewide yield was built with record yields in west-central, northwest Minnesota. This year it was just phenomenal yields in the southern third of the [...]

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