Severe icing has wreaked havoc on the U.S River system for weeks now and there is hope that forecasts for a warm up the next few days may help alleviate some of that. Still, even if there is a slight meltdown, that ice needs to work its way down river and through locks, which could cause ice jams along their path.
The National Corn Growers Association on Monday announced the winners of its 2017 National Corn Yield Contest. David Hula of Charles City, Virginia, repeated as yield champion in the no-till/strip-till irrigated category with a world-record-setting yield of 542.27 bushels per acre.
The National Sorghum Producers on Tuesday announced the winners of the 2017 NSP Yield Contest. Producer yields were highlighted in 10 different categories with this year's top yield at 228.07 bushels per acre.