Soil moisture goes from one extreme to the other

A USDA meteorologist says topsoils are drying out in parts of the country, causing stress to corn, soybeans and cotton. Brad Rippey says topsoil moisture has declined significantly the last two weeks in the central and eastern corn belt. “Areas that were flooded just a couple of short months ago and now all of a …

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Initial USDA FSA acreage numbers out Monday

The USDA Farm Service Agency’s initial 2019 acreage numbers are out Monday, August 12th. The data includes planted area, prevent plant acreage, and failed acres, and will be used to determine eligibility in several USDA programs, including Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will use the FSA numbers …

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Scattered rains continue to favor parts of the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, a surge of cool air is arriving across the upper Midwest, accompanied by a few showers. In parts of the central and eastern Corn Belt, late-planted, late-developing corn and soybeans are experiencing varying degrees of stress due to dry, compacted topsoil and poorly developed root systems. On August 4, one-fifth to …

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Getting the most out of your weed control

Controlling weeds is one of the most important components to a successful farming year. In this Managing for Profit, Iowa farmer April Hemmes shares why the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System was the right fit for her farm and why having access to that technology is important to her bottom line. Continue reading Getting the …

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Flood Warning issued August 07 at 8:11AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield

Woman is paying her way through college with a cheesecake business

ABC(BERKELEY, Calif.) — A California woman who started a cheesecake business to pay for college will start next month at the University of California, Berkeley and plans to graduate from college debt free. Anamarie Morales, 21, of Healdsburg, baked her very first cheesecake as a senior in high school. “It was college application season and …

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Recurring rains to focus on much of the central Plains

Persistent heat across the southern High Plains will contrast with an expanding area of near- or below-normal temperatures that should engulf much of the nation by week’s end. The coolest weather, relative to normal, will affect the northern Plains, especially late in the week. Meanwhile, the interaction between the Southwestern monsoon circulation and a series …

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Severe storms expected from the Plains to the Northeast

ABC News(BALTIMORE) — Strong storms brought more than 5 inches of rain and 70 mph wind gusts in Baltimore on Tuesday, while Nebraska saw a gust over 80 mph. More severe weather is expected Wednesday as two cold fronts move through the eastern half of the U.S. These storms will strike in several areas. The …

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FBI offers reward for information about Jewish centers’ fires

FBI(ARLINGTON, Mass.) — The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who set fire to two Jewish centers in Massachusetts within a span of five days. On May 11, around 11 p.m. local time, authorities were alerted to a fire at the …

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Alleged sex trafficking victim convicted of murder released from prison

ozgurdonmaz/iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Cyntoia Brown, the woman who was convicted of killing her alleged sex trafficker and sentenced to life in prison, is now free. Brown was granted clemency in January by then-Gov. Bill Haslam and officially released early Wednesday morning, according to a press release sent at 3:30 a.m. local time. “Early this morning …

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FBI looking for 3 men who got into shootout in Philadelphia

WPVI(PHILADELPHIA) — The FBI is looking for a trio of brazen robbers who attempted to knock off an armored car as it was making a bank delivery last week in Philadelphia. The heist took place in broad daylight Thursday, just steps from the Ivy League campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Video shows a red …

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Canadian police send divers into river in nationwide manhunt

Royal Canadian Mounted Police(GILLAM, Canada) — Canadian police sent divers into a river over the weekend to search for signs of two teenage boys who are suspected of killing three people, as a nationwide manhunt enters its third week. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that its officers discovered “several items” along …

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Woman gives fiance suprise wedding on birthday

Ksenia Pro Photography(TYSONS CORNER, Va.) — One soon-to-be bride wanted to give her future husband a birthday gift he would never forget. Rachel O’Neil, a plastic surgery consultant and mother of two, surprised fiancé Dave Kochba with a birthday party that quickly evolved into their wedding. The couple ended their night at the altar, reading …

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Aid group reveals child casualties in Yemen since 2018

Burak Can Oztas/iStock(NEW YORK) — In the year since the Saudi and Emirati coalition in Yemen bombed a school bus and killed 41 children, the conflict in Yemen has killed or injured nearly 1,000 more children, according to a humanitarian organization. At least 335 children have been killed and another 590 injured, according to Oxfam …

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Coca-Cola advertisements featuring gay couples create stir in Hungary

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(BUDAPEST, Hungary) — A Coca Cola advertising campaign titled “Love is Love” promoting LGBTQ tolerance has sparked an uproar in Hungary, with a leading lawmaker from the ruling conservative populist party calling for a boycott of the company. More than 150 advertisements showing pictures of same-sex couples and featuring slogans like “Zero Sugar, Zero Prejudice” …

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Flood Warning issued August 06 at 8:46AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued August 06 at 7:17PM MDT until August 07 at 2:00AM MDT by NWS

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 557 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS SD . SOUTH DAKOTA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE AURORA BEADLE BON HOMME BRULE CHARLES MIX DAVISON

Lean hog sell-off continues

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed lower pressured by the sharply lower hog futures and the lack of direction from the cash trade.  Feeder cattle were mostly lower on the same factors with additional pressure from long-term demand concerns.  August live cattle closed $.67 lower at $107.12 and October live cattle closed $1.17 …

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Dayton shooter had a ‘history of obsessions with violent ideations,’ police chief says

Kameleon007/iStock(DAYTON, Ohio) — Authorities investigating Sunday’s mass shooting in Ohio have determined that the gunman had been exploring violent ideologies and the prospect of committing a mass shooting before he opened fire in Dayton. Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said that “while we do not have true clarity on the motive of the assailant,” investigators …

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Driverless cars are coming to New York

Optimus Ride(NEW YORK) — Driverless cars are finally coming to New York. Sort of. Optimus Ride, a self-driving tech company, is launching a fleet of six cars at Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on Wednesday in a push to bring autonomous vehicles to the Empire State. It’s unclear though how “self-driving” they are: every car will have …

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