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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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Florida Peanuts: Wet Conditions Delay Digging, Farmers Falling Behind

Florida Peanuts: Wet Conditions Delay Digging, Farmers Falling Behind

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Peanut harvest in our part of North Florida started in the second half of August with the digging of peanuts planted in the first days of April. Rainfall and, more recently, Hurricane Irma, have put a dent in our progress.

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Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphids Not a Major Problem for Prepared Sorghum Producers

Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphids Not a Major Problem for Prepared Sorghum Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Most sorghum producers around the state experienced lower sugarcane aphid populations than the previous two years, with some help from nature, growing conditions, technology and adequate preparation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Danielle Sekula, AgriLife Extension integrated

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Ohio Weather: September Frost Unlikely; La Nina Development Declared

Ohio Weather: September Frost Unlikely; La Nina Development Declared

👤By Jim Noel, National Weather Service 🕔Sep 19, 2017

After a first half of September which was 5-10 degrees below average, the second half of September will average 5-10 degrees above average making September in the end a near average month but marked by significant differences in the month.

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Weather: Changes in Daily Rain Patterns are Significant, says Study

Weather: Changes in Daily Rain Patterns are Significant, says Study

👤By Lois Yoksoulian, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Major floods and droughts receive a lot of attention in the context of climate change, but University of Illinois researchers analyzed over five decades of precipitation data from North America to find that changes in nonextreme precipitation are more significant

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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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Ohio: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Flooding

Ohio: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Flooding

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 18, 2017

In response to a request from David Drake, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Ohio, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Henry and Van Wert counties in Ohio as primary natural disaster areas due to losses

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Georgia: Thomas County – How Did Crops Fare Following Irma?

Georgia: Thomas County – How Did Crops Fare Following Irma?

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Extension County Agent 🕔Sep 18, 2017

We were very fortunate in Thomas County since the eye passed east of us. Our winds were in the 40s with gusts in the 70s. There is still obvious damage to our field crops.

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