Climate Insights Archive


May 4, 2016
Will El Niño Affect Midwest Corn and Soybean Yield?

In a previous post we showed that despite the hype, there isn’t much evidence that El Niño has a large impact on springtime precipitation in the Midwest. The major weather impac...


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Last-Minute Checkup: Preparing To Collect Planting Data

It’s early on a March morning in southern Indiana and Andy Lowry is up before the sun with the same goal as many Midwest farmers – taking back time. When I catch him on the phone, he is in his tractor cab, busy spreading potash and manure across some of t

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Ground Control: How Digital Farming Can Help You Manage Variables

Following a rough year of tariff negotiations that saw soybean prices greatly decline and an extended harvest in the Midwest that kept many farmers in the fields until after Thanksgiving due to wet conditions, farmers are facing more uncontrollable variab

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Spring Forward: How Last Year’s Wet Fall Could Affect Planting Preparation

Due in large part to warm, dry conditions, last year’s harvest began earlier than normal in many areas of the Corn Belt, with some farmers harvesting in early September. However, harvest also continued later than expected for many growers, caused by satur

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