Hurricane Michael: Still No Relief for Struggling Farmers

🕔May 10, 2019On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane […]

Mississippi: Low-Interest Loans for Ag Producers Impacted by Natural Disasters

🕔May 9, 2019Mississippi agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these […]

Nebraska Flood Workshop: Recovering River Frontage Ag Land, May 13

🕔May 6, 2019After spring flooding, many river frontage pastures and crop fields were left with sand and silt deposits ranging from a few inches to up to three feet. Recovering that land […]

Midwest Flooding: 150K Growers, 16Mln Acres

🕔Apr 25, 2019The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season. A geospatial intersection of […]

Missouri River Flood Debate: Army Corps of Eng., Levee Repairs, Cost Benefit Ratio – DTN

🕔Apr 18, 2019Congress appropriating funds for Midwest levee repair doesn’t necessarily mean that’s where the money would go if the Army Corps of Engineers and the White House use cost-benefit analysis to […]

Nebraska: Addressing Harvest Ruts and Erosion Gullies

🕔Apr 16, 2019Some fields were harvested last fall when the soil was quite wet and the harvest equipment left ruts. In addition, runoff from storms created rills and gullies in some fields, […]

Nebraska Flooding: Adjusting Pasture, Hay Ground Leases

🕔Apr 16, 2019Where there is significant flood damage to pastures, hayland, or alfalfa, should the rental rate be adjusted for 2019? The answer lies in the characteristics of the individual situation. This […]

Midwest Livestock: Forage Needed After Floods – DTN

🕔Apr 16, 2019Nebraska livestock producers who saw their pastures severely damaged from widespread flooding this spring might have to use annual forages until perennial forages can recover. With pastures now buried under […]

Nebraska: Flood Damaged Fields – 3 Stages of Repair

🕔Apr 2, 2019In the words of the immortal Yogi Berra, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” At least that’s the way it seems for some farmers adversely affected by the 2011 […]

Iowa Farmers Count Their Losses – DTN

🕔Mar 28, 2019A small group of farmers on Tuesday looked out at what is normally their farm ground and the now-destroyed bins that normally protect their income. What they see instead is […]

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