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Florida: 8 Counties Designated Disaster Areas from Drought

Florida: 8 Counties Designated Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔May 26, 2017

In response to a request from Debby Folsom, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Florida, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated eight counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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Georgia: Glynn County Designated Disaster Area from Drought

Georgia: Glynn County Designated Disaster Area from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔May 26, 2017

In response to a request from Dianne Westmoreland, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Glynn County in Georgia as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages

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Drought Monitor: Needed Rains Hit Southeast, Florida Still Dry

Drought Monitor: Needed Rains Hit Southeast, Florida Still Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information by Brad Rippey, USDA 🕔May 26, 2017

Summary Soaking precipitation occurred from central portions of the Rockies and Plains into the upper Midwest, mainly from May 16-18, and in parts of the Southeast starting on May 20. Drought-affected areas of the Southeast, including portions of Alabama and

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Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 23, 2017

Texas cotton is in a varied state of production, but one thing is common for most producers, especially dryland growers, rain is needed to improve soil moisture levels, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension

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Florida Drought: Aquifers Need Recharging – Extension Tips for Conservation

Florida Drought: Aquifers Need Recharging – Extension Tips for Conservation

👤By Beverly James, University of Florida 🕔May 23, 2017

Concern is growing among state residents as Florida experiences the worst drought in the country, according the U.S. Drought Monitor. Sixty-six percent of the state is now in a drought, the highest percentage of any U.S. state, the agency reports.

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South Carolina Field Reports: Field Work Speeds Along, Rains Needed

South Carolina Field Reports: Field Work Speeds Along, Rains Needed

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 2017. County Comments Kyle Daniel, Georgetown County Warm temperatures and no precipitation allowed cotton, peanut, and soybean plantings to continue at a rapid pace. Current field conditions are getting closer

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Florida: Dry Conditions Slow Crop Planting

Florida: Dry Conditions Slow Crop Planting

👤By Mace Bauer, Florida Crops 🕔May 22, 2017

Farmers in Columbia County have faced dry conditions the last 30 days which resulted in poor planting conditions for crops.

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Drought Outlook: Removal, Easement Expected for Most of Southeast

Drought Outlook: Removal, Easement Expected for Most of Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Rich Tinker, NOAA 🕔May 18, 2017

Drought coverage across the country has progressively declined over the past several months, as assessed by the Drought Monitor. At the end of November 2016, drought encompassed more than one-quarter of the nation. That number dropped below 12 percent at

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Drought Monitor: Continued Widespread Rains Miss Most of Southeast

Drought Monitor: Continued Widespread Rains Miss Most of Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brad Rippey, USDA 🕔May 18, 2017

Summary An active weather pattern continued to result in widespread showers, with some of the heaviest rain falling across the Plains, Midwest, and mid-South. Another area of significant precipitation stretched across the middle and northern Atlantic States, while showers also

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Delaware: 2 Counties Designated Multiple Disaster Areas

Delaware: 2 Counties Designated Multiple Disaster Areas

👤From USDA 🕔May 17, 2017

In response to a request from Robin Talley, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Delaware, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated two counties in Delaware as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by multiple

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