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Flooding and wet weather in May 2015 caused flooded fields, delayed planting, and more. Here's an update.
East: Soils were saturated. Flooding was a big problem in most of the district. Many counties were declared disaster areas because of high winds and flooding. Many trees, with their root systems...
Prevent a tree stand accident this hunting season with these safety tips.
Prevent a tree stand accident this hunting season with these safety tips.
Get markets, news and weather on the go with AgMobile®
Farmers have been early adopters of many communications technologies, and Successful Farming and AgriCharts are meeting that growing demand by launching a new app for farmers on the go. AgMobile...
Look at the clouds to get an idea of what the weather will be like in the near future
Clouds are classified by their height and appearance from the ground. Fortunately most clouds are harmless, and they can help you decipher what the weather is doing. Brenda Brock is the Chief...
Here are steps you can take to beat the heat.
Things we already don’t like about summer, like bugs and extreme heat, are only going to get worse, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The Council released a tip...
You can’t do much about the weather, but you can protect your soil
There’s little doubt that the weather has been extreme all over the country the past few years, making it tough on farmers. Flooding erodes away valuable topsoil and nutrients, and drought...
Tornadoes can strike with little warning, so know where you can take shelter quickly
The best place to be in threatening weather is underground, so if there's a warning in your area,  go to the basement. If you don't have a basement, there are options for building a...
Be ready for any foul weather that might come your way
Spring storms are on their way. Molly Hall, executive director of the Safe Electricity program, provides these tips to stay safe.   Assemble necessary supplies for a potential outage. Your...
Blog Post
Bob and I flew to Maryland last week to spend time with family and friends. Hurricane Sandy showed up while we there, but she didn't ruin the party. Mom and Dad's old farmhouse started to...
You don't have to be a meteorologist to predict what the weather is going to do. There are signs to look for in the sky and on the ground that might help plan your day.
Radio interview source: Brenda Brock, Chief Meterologist, National Weather Service, Des Moines, IA Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Seeing fog or...