A Missouri farmer said it's the worst spring he's ever seen, a sentiment to which many farmers can relate. Poor planting conditions taking its toll on corn yields, USDA reducing both yield and production in its report.
Woody brush, including buckbrush, roughleaf dogwood and smooth sumac, can be highly competitive to grassland if left untreated. Prescribed burning can help, but timing of the burn is critical in providing control.
The forced decision to leave some acres fallow is a tough choice for farmers to make in 2019. As the stress mounts, one Arkansas farmer describes why it's taking an emotional toll on producers this year.