Corn Belt

Wet spring brings troubling start to corn planting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Reifsteck looks out at his muddy 1,800-acre central Illinois farm and wonders when he’ll get to plant. Like so many other Midwest growers who were praying for rain during the […]

05/08/2013

Cattle feed in a snow covered pasture near Lecompton, Kansas

Recent storms ease the drought in middle of U.S.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent rain and snowstorms have eased the worst U.S. drought in decades in portions of the nation’s midsection, swelling some major inland rivers to near flood stage and drenching some farmland enough to possibly delay spring planting.

03/11/2013

Rain from Isaac may not help corn growers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Some farmers in the Midwest who’ve endured the nation’s worst drought in two generations are worried that the approaching remnants of Hurricane Isaac may be too much of a good thing. […]

08/30/2012