Wisconsin: Irrigated Farming in Central Sands Cools Region’s Climate

🕔Jul 5, 2019New research finds that irrigated farms within Wisconsin’s vegetable-growing Central Sands region significantly cool the local climate compared to nearby rain-fed farms or forests. Irrigation dropped maximum temperatures by one […]

Climate Change Could Be Pushing the Great Plains into the Midwest

🕔Apr 11, 2018In 1878, the American geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell drew an invisible line in the dirt-a very long line. It was the 100th meridian west, the longitude he identified […]

Nebraska: Climate Office Established at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

🕔Jan 11, 2016The UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has established the Nebraska State Climate Office within the School of Natural Resources. The office will serve as the primary source of […]

Georgia: December Weather Outlook

🕔Dec 4, 2015We have been very fortunate to have had some dry weather and folks have picked a lot of cotton and combined a lot of soybeans the last couple of weeks. […]

South Dakota: Summertime Weather After an El Niño Winter

🕔Oct 5, 2015El Niño is here to stay… at least through the winter season. It is one of the primary drivers of our climate that affects us on a multi-year scale in […]

Soil Nutrients: Changes to Make for Ensuring Long-Term Productivity – DTN

🕔Sep 30, 2015As soon as a seed is planted, it’s a battle for survival against Mother Nature. Little wonder that farmers are constantly embracing new production systems, technologies and tools to improve […]

Georgia: Tropical Storm Erika – What to Watch Out For

🕔Aug 27, 2015By now many of you are aware of hurricane Erika’s forecasted path. Pam Knox, Extension Climatologist, sent the following info: “Meteorologists have been watching the development of Tropical Storm Erika […]

Predicting Yields for El Nino Year

🕔May 18, 2015AgroClimate is a web site developed by scientists associated with the Southeast Climate Consortium.  It contains climatological information for stations around the Southeast based on NWS cooperative observers as well […]

Keith Good: World Grain Inventories Headed for Highest in 30 Years

🕔Jan 23, 2015Economic Matters Bloomberg writer Rudy Ruitenberg reported yesterday that, “World corn output will beat a November forecast, the International Grains Council said, lifting the estimate an eighth time on improved prospects for […]

Keith Good: U.S. Sorghum Demand Spikes as China Imports Increase

🕔Jan 22, 2015Economic Matters David Kesmodel reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “While many U.S. farmers grappled with lower grain prices last year, Mike Baker had an ace up his sleeve: sorghum. “The […]

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