Drought Monitor Weekly: Some Wet Spots but Mostly Dry

🕔Aug 16, 2018Southeast Showers and thunderstorms, triggered by fronts or afternoon convection, left a patchwork of above-normal and below-normal precipitation across the Southeast. A few areas of abnormal dryness dotted the region. […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal – Sep., Oct., Nov.

🕔Aug 16, 2018During the past 30 days, a persistent ridge fueled multiple heatwaves and wildfires, and led to substantial drought expansion across the Northwest. Monsoon precipitation eased drought conditions across the Four […]

USDA Trade Assistance: Still Waiting on the Details

🕔Aug 16, 2018U.S. farmers are anxious for details on the trade assistance package the administration announced in July.  Press reports indicate that program guidelines could be issued by August 24th.  Meanwhile, business news […]

Oklahoma Winter Wheat: Planting Date and Seeding Rate Considerations

🕔Aug 15, 2018With this August setting up similar to last year and the need for wheat pasture for a number of producers this fall, we will likely see drills start rolling in […]

Texas: Conservation Workshop, Waco, Sept. 5

🕔Aug 15, 2018The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in partnership with Minority Landowner Magazine, will host a Farmer and Landowner Workshop in the Waco area September 5 and 6 to discuss conservation technical […]

Texas Field Reports: Uncertainty Surrounds Exports; Drought, Heat Continue

🕔Aug 15, 2018Ongoing negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement and a looming trade war with China have spurred great uncertainty among Texas agriculture producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Diesel, Gas Prices See Marginal Declines

🕔Aug 15, 2018The U.S. average diesel fuel price decreased less than 1 cent from last week to remain at $3.22 per gallon on August 13, 2018, 62 cents higher than a year […]

Cotton – Southwest – Yield Surprises | Bollworm Alert | Million Dollar Rain – AgFax

🕔Aug 15, 2018Four baler – Mike McHugh likes what he’s seeing after harvesting an irrigated field in south Texas. Yield surprises – Paul Pilsner counted a good crop of bolls, but turns out things were […]

Texas: Prospective Wine-Grape Growers Workshop, Eddy, Sept. 14

🕔Aug 15, 2018Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture and enology experts will conduct a workshop Sept. 14 for prospective wine-grape growers and those interested in learning more about the wine industry. The […]

Texas: Zavala County Designated Natural Disaster Area for Drought

🕔Aug 13, 2018Agricultural producers in Zavala County, Texas, who suffered losses and damages due to a recent drought, may be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The loans are made […]

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