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Missouri River likely to enter minor flood stage this week

Levels on the Missouri River could move into minor flood stage from Nebraska City to northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph this week. Chairman Tom Waters with the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association says the area isn’t prepared for a high-than-normal runoff predicted. “The big issue for us is soil moisture,” Waters tells Missourinet affiliate KFEQ […]

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February is 7th driest month since 1970 with just four-tenths of an inch of moisture

The February weather summary in Trenton shows temperatures were near average while precipitation was considerably below normal.  There were just four-tenths of an inch of rain and melted precipitation for the month of February in Trenton which is only 28 percent of normal. Normal for the month is 1.45 inches. The four-tenths of an inch […]

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Weather summary for November 2019 show temps and precipitation below normal

The November weather summary in Trenton shows temperatures and precipitation both were below normal. It’s the second straight month in which temperatures and precipitation have been below average in Trenton. November temperatures were below normal by 3.4 degrees on highs and 3.9 degrees on lows. Highs in November averaged 48 degrees while lows averaged nearly […]

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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

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Grain crop review for August 2019

Volatility seems to be the theme for the last several months. Weather forecasts, overseas trade relations, and harvest predictions have been large contributors for the past month. There has been plenty of moisture this year throughout the Corn Belt. However, the excessive moisture paired with the cooling temperatures have raised some concern over potential yields. […]

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August 2019 comes in with above average rainfall

The August weather summary in Trenton includes above-average rainfall with low temperatures were slightly above average and highs nearly four degrees below normal. Rainfall last month in Trenton totaled 6.9 inches which is two and one-third inches (2.32) above average for August. Rain and melted precipitation for the year in Trenton, through august, was 43.57inches, […]

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Specialist provides tips to assure quality corn silage

University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert says this is a good time to review management practices to harvest good quality silage. He offers the following tips: Prepare the storage structure. Empty, clean and inspect bunkers and towers for structural damage. If storing in bags, choose and prepare a hard-surface site in a well-drained […]