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Drought Monitor: Mostly Dry Week Outside Northern West Coast

Drought Monitor: Mostly Dry Week Outside Northern West Coast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information from Richard Tinker, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Summary It was a dry week for the Nation as a whole. Widespread heavy precipitation was restricted to the central and northern West Coast from the Cascades and northern Sierra Nevada westward. A few patches near the coast recorded 6

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Drought Outlook: Widespread Development Likely Across South, Southeast

Drought Outlook: Widespread Development Likely Across South, Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA 🕔Nov 17, 2017

During the past month, across the Northeast, the coverage of abnormal dryness (D0 on the U.S. Drought Monitor) has dropped and no areas of moderate drought (D1) remains. The development of any new drought over this region during the Dec-Jan-Feb

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Kansas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

Kansas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 15, 2017

USDA) has designated three counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by multiple disasters that occurred during the 2017 crop year. Designation Number 1: USDA has designated Marshall and Nemaha counties in Kansas

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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 14, 2017

An update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (“The worst they’ve ever seen,” by Ashwini Sankar) explored some of the lingering impacts of this summer’s severe drought in Montana and the Dakotas. The article noted that, “Recent

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Mississippi: New App to Help Share Drought Information

Mississippi: New App to Help Share Drought Information

👤By Leah Barbour, MSU Extension Service 🕔Nov 10, 2017

A web-based smartphone app developed by the Mississippi State University Extension Service allows state climate officials to document drought conditions and provide information vital to Mississippi farmers recovering from dry weather. Efforts to create the app began in 2016 when

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Drought Monitor: Pacific Storm System Brings Some Heavy Rains, but Lots of Dry Spots

Drought Monitor: Pacific Storm System Brings Some Heavy Rains, but Lots of Dry Spots

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information by David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Summary A vigorous Pacific storm system and a series of low pressure centers traversing along a semi-stationary front in the eastern half of the Nation brought moderate to heavy precipitation to portions of the Northwest, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys

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Drought Monitor: Wet Weekend in the East, Little Moisture West of the Mississippi

Drought Monitor: Wet Weekend in the East, Little Moisture West of the Mississippi

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Nov 2, 2017

Summary A series of storm systems traversed from the Canadian Prairies southeastward across the eastern half of the Nation during the week, with a strong weekend storm tapping ample tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and

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Drought Outlook: Improvements for Midwest, Southeast Expected to Be Dry

Drought Outlook: Improvements for Midwest, Southeast Expected to Be Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brad Pugh, NOAA 🕔Nov 1, 2017

The drought outlook for November uses the U.S. Drought Monitor (valid on October 24) as a starting point and is based primarily on initial conditions, 7-day precipitation forecasts, extended range (6-10/8-14 day) precipitation and temperature outlooks, the CPC November precipitation

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Upper Midwest Drought: Mixed Conditions Affected Crop Yield and Quality – DTN

Upper Midwest Drought: Mixed Conditions Affected Crop Yield and Quality – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Oct 31, 2017

North and South Dakota and parts of northwestern Minnesota suffered severe drought conditions this past summer — some areas more extreme than others — during critical growth stages for corn, soybeans and sunflowers. I talked to growers in different parts

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South Dakota: Oglala Lakota County, Indian Reservation Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

South Dakota: Oglala Lakota County, Indian Reservation Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA has issued two primary natural disaster area notices for South Dakota. The first is: Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota has been designated a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers

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