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Thousands of Acres of Crops Destroyed by Hail Storm

MINNEAPOLIS — Agricultural experts have been tallying the crop damage caused by last weekend’s storm that packed 50 mph winds and baseball-sized hail in parts of Minnesota. The storm was a blow for farmers from Kandiyohi County to Nicollet County …

Weather Chaos Expected to Leave Record U.S. Corn Acres Unplanted

For months, traders debated which crops U.S. farmers would sow this year. That discussion is now turning to how many acres may be left unplanted as relentless rainfall sweeps the Midwest. Rabobank is predicting an unprecedented number of unplanted acres …

Crop Markets Gripped by Bulls as Deluge Spurs Planting Chaos

Corn futures in Chicago are heading for the biggest three-day advance in nearly seven years as heavy rains and flooding roil American plantings, while worries are also mounting that some soybeans won’t get sown. U.S. farmers, which grow a third …

More than 1 Million Acres of U.S. Cropland Ravaged by Floods

CHICAGO/COLUMBUS, Neb. — At least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland were flooded after the “bomb cyclone” storm left wide swaths of nine major grain producing states under water this month, satellite data analyzed by Gro Intelligence for Reuters showed. …

Up to Their Waists in Water, U.S. Farmers Face Crucial Decisions

For American farmers already struggling to navigate the U.S.-China trade war, optimism for the spring planting season is washing away. Floods from the Mississippi Delta to the Dakotas have inundated roads and submerged fields just as Midwestern farmers should be …

Corn Crop Insurance Payout Up to $7.50 Per Bushel

Corn farmers who chose to pay more to insure their crops at harvest prices have gotten some welcome news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers who bought the more expensive crop insurance option last spring will earn $7.50 per …

Some U.S. Crops Get Welcome Drink Amid Devastating Drought

Rain will fall early this week in the northern U.S. Midwest, with from 1 to 2 inches expected across a broad parched swath of corn and soybean land roughly north of Interstate 80, an agricultural meteorologist predicted Monday. “It’s good …

Dad of Girl Electrocuted on Illinois Farm Files Suit

The father of a northwestern Illinois girl who was electrocuted while removing tassels from corn has filed a wrongful death suit against Monsanto Corp. Hannah Kendall and Jade Garza, both 14 years old and from Sterling, were killed July 25 …