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Georgia: 14 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Freeze

Georgia: 14 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Freeze

👤From USDA 🕔May 17, 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 14 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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Indiana Corn: Assessing Frost, Cold Injury to Young Plants

Indiana Corn: Assessing Frost, Cold Injury to Young Plants

🕔May 12, 2017

The risk of damaging spring frost events is one of the downsides to planting corn earlier than normal, but is one growers often accept when early spring field conditions are otherwise suitable for planting. However, the threat of low temperatures

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Wheat: Late Season Freeze May Cause Traders to Re-Evaluate Short Positions

Wheat: Late Season Freeze May Cause Traders to Re-Evaluate Short Positions

👤By Todd Hultman, DTN Analyst 🕔May 10, 2017

Last week’s hard red winter wheat tour, sponsored by the U.S. Wheat Quality Council, came on the heels of a heavy snow in western Kansas, highlighting what could be the first significant production threat for wheat this year. The tour

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Kansas Wheat: 40% of State’s Crop Hit by Spring Snow

Kansas Wheat: 40% of State’s Crop Hit by Spring Snow

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔May 9, 2017

As usual, Mother Nature will take her time when it comes to revealing the extent of damage to the wheat crop from the spring blizzard that hit western Kansas at the end of April. The storm dumped as much as

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Texas Panhandle Wheat Escapes Major Damage from Late Snow, Freeze

Texas Panhandle Wheat Escapes Major Damage from Late Snow, Freeze

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 9, 2017

Bent and broken but not down for the count – that is the damage report from Texas A&M AgriLife wheat experts after freezing temperatures, high winds and 4 or more inches of snow blasted the crop over a week ago.

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Wheat: 1st Reports on Damage from Late Season Snow, Freeze – “Just Terrible.”

Wheat: 1st Reports on Damage from Late Season Snow, Freeze – “Just Terrible.”

👤By Steve Mercer, USW Vice President of Communications 🕔May 4, 2017

Kansas Wheat CEO Justin Gilpin is not a fellow who is prone to hyperbole. So, when @jp_gilp “Tweets” to the world that “we lost the Western Kansas wheat crop,” people notice. Blizzard conditions and up to 18 inches (45.8 cm)

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Nebraska Wheat: Taking a Close Look at Freeze Injury

Nebraska Wheat: Taking a Close Look at Freeze Injury

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔May 2, 2017

Winter wheat development is ahead of normal in Nebraska. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research and Extension Center Dryland Farm south of North Platte, the average temperature since January 1, 2017, was 37.9° F. This compares to an

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Kansas Wheat: How Did the Low Temperatures Affect Your Crop?

Kansas Wheat: How Did the Low Temperatures Affect Your Crop?

👤By Sandra Wick, Kansas State University 🕔May 1, 2017

Wow……only in Kansas! We can easily go from 70 degrees F one day to below freezing the next! Our wheat crop likes these abrupt temperatures about as much as we do!!!! Which is not at all!!! So the temperatures during

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Kentucky Wheat: Where’s the Freeze Damage?

Kentucky Wheat: Where’s the Freeze Damage?

👤By Carrie Knott, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 12, 2017

I doubt there has been a case where I have been so happy to say “I WAS WRONG!”. Now that we have had a little more than a month since the 2017 freeze events, many -myself included- are left wondering:

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Arkansas Peaches: Late Freeze Hits Industry Hard

Arkansas Peaches: Late Freeze Hits Industry Hard

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 31, 2017

While the story of how weather conditions will ultimately affect Arkansas row crops in 2017 has as yet to be written, the state’s specialty crops have already seen the year’s first casualties. An overnight freeze on March 18, which brought

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