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Drought Monitor: Needed Rains Hit Northern Plains

Drought Monitor: Needed Rains Hit Northern Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brad Rippey, USDA 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Summary Following Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Florida on September 10 and subsequent demise across the Southeast, generally dry weather dominated the country for a few days. However, the first two significant autumn storms of the season arrived across the northern

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Drought Outlook: Persistence Expected for Northern Plains, Development in the Midsouth

Drought Outlook: Persistence Expected for Northern Plains, Development in the Midsouth

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Long-term drought over the northern Great Plains is expected to continue during the Oct-Nov-Dec (OND) 2017 season, with the region now in its climatological dry season. Other areas where drought is forecast to persist and/or intensify include eastern portions of

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Kansas Weather: Aug. Temperatures Were Unseasonably Cool

Kansas Weather: Aug. Temperatures Were Unseasonably Cool

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Sep 18, 2017

No, it wasn’t your imagination. Temperatures across Kansas in August averaged 4.4 degrees cooler than normal, according to the Kansas Weather Data Library. The statewide average temperature was 72.7 degrees F and all parts of the state were in the

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South Dakota: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

South Dakota: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 18, 2017

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Douglas and Todd counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to

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Iowa Harvest: Fire Prevention, Management Tips in Dry Fields

Iowa Harvest: Fire Prevention, Management Tips in Dry Fields

👤By Mark Hanna and Clarke McGrath, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 14, 2017

It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions persist, potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area, or an overheated bearing

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Drought Monitor: Irma Hammers Southeast, Little Moisture Elsewhere

Drought Monitor: Irma Hammers Southeast, Little Moisture Elsewhere

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Tinker, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Summary While Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida and (to a lesser extent) other parts of the Southeast, most other parts of the contiguous 48 states caught little if any precipitation, save for scattered moderate to isolated heavy precipitation in parts of

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Iowa Crop Update: Drought Stressed Crops Heading Towards Harvest

Iowa Crop Update: Drought Stressed Crops Heading Towards Harvest

👤By Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University Agronomist 🕔Sep 14, 2017

As the 2017 growing season winds down, ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists share how the crops are progressing and finishing out the season in their repressive regions across the state.    Northwest Iowa Paul Kassel (Region 2): “Signs of crop maturity

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Kansas Corn: Watch for Signs of Aflatoxin in Drought-Stressed Crops

Kansas Corn: Watch for Signs of Aflatoxin in Drought-Stressed Crops

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Sep 12, 2017

When it comes to the weather in Kansas this year, the state is again one of the haves and the have-nots. Parts of Kansas have had more-than-normal precipitation while others, mostly in the central part of the state, are in

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South Dakota: Mellette County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

South Dakota: Mellette County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 11, 2017

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Mellette County in South Dakota as a primary natural disaster area due to losses

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Drought Monitor: Record Breaking Weather Extremes – Floods in the South, Heat, Dryness in Northwest

Drought Monitor: Record Breaking Weather Extremes – Floods in the South, Heat, Dryness in Northwest

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Deborah Bathke, National Drought Mitigation Center 🕔Sep 7, 2017

Summary This past week saw too much rainfall and historic flooding along the Gulf Coast as a result of Hurricane Harvey. After dumping record-breaking rainfall on the Texas coast, the remnants of Harvey tracked to the northeast, bringing excess rainfall

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