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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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Arkansas: Dry Land Remains Elusive for Growers Affected by Flooding

Arkansas: Dry Land Remains Elusive for Growers Affected by Flooding

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔May 26, 2017

East Arkansas growers hoping to take the next step toward coping with the 2017 growing season — assessing damage and the feasibility of replanting — will likely have another week’s wait ahead of them at the least, experts with the

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Arkansas: 23 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

Arkansas: 23 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

👤From USDA 🕔May 26, 2017

In response to a request from Clayton Parr, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 23 counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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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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Alabama Cotton, Corn: How Will Crops React to All This Rain?

Alabama Cotton, Corn: How Will Crops React to All This Rain?

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔May 26, 2017

There is no such thing as “typical” Alabama weather. From temperature dips and late frosts, from droughty conditions to more than seven inches of rain, producers in Alabama regularly deal with a wide variety of weather conditions. The end of

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Texas Cotton: Plains Weather a Mixed Bag, Crop Faring Mostly Well

Texas Cotton: Plains Weather a Mixed Bag, Crop Faring Mostly Well

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent 🕔May 25, 2017

General Status For the third straight year, cotton planting season for the Texas High Plains has been quirkily cool for extended periods bookended by shorter periods of the customary flash of summer heat. We rarely turn down a rain event

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South Carolina: Pee Dee Winter Crops Ready to Harvest

South Carolina: Pee Dee Winter Crops Ready to Harvest

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔May 24, 2017

We’re in our third straight day of rainy weather now.  While its holding us up from getting in the fields, the forecast shows the weather drying up towards the end of the week.  As soon as the fields dry up

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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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Minnesota Soybeans: Delayed Planting? Big Deal — or No?

Minnesota Soybeans: Delayed Planting? Big Deal — or No?

👤By Phyllis Bongar, University of Minnesota 🕔May 23, 2017

As farmers wait for the weather to clear, planting may be further delayed due to increased soil moisture from the recent rains. According to the May 21, 2017 Minnesota Crop report, topsoil moistures were estimated to be 72% adequate, and

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