Kansas Livestock: Drought Causing Dire Situation for Farm Ponds, Water Supplies

🕔Apr 18, 2018As drought continues to cripple much of Kansas, livestock producers in the state may be scrambling for alternatives to maintain water supplies for their herds. “It’s getting to be a […]

Texas Field Reports: Hay Producers Should Hold Fertilizer Until Temps Rise

🕔Apr 17, 2018Warm-season grasses are breaking dormancy but not actively growing yet in many parts of the state, so producers should hold the fertilizer, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.  […]

Oklahoma: Wildfires, Drought – 52 Counties in State of Emergency

🕔Apr 13, 2018Governor Mary Fallin today declared a state of emergency for 52 counties due to wildfires that began Thursday, April 12, and ongoing drought conditions.  More than 200,000 acres have burned […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Most Areas, Except Southwest

🕔Apr 12, 2018Summary A series of storms systems with varying amounts of precipitation swept across most of the lower 48 States this week, including the Far West which was mostly dry last […]

Texas Field Reports: Drought Conditions Affecting Herd Stocking Rates

🕔Apr 10, 2018Drought conditions grip much of West Texas and the Panhandle, driving many producers to reconsider herd stocking rates, while water and cool- and warm-season grasses are plentiful in eastern areas […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains Hit Midsouth, Southern Plains; Mostly Dry Elsewhere

🕔Apr 5, 2018Summary With a blocking ridge of high pressure anchored over the Southwest, a series of cold fronts tracked across the eastern two-thirds of the Nation. The fronts, however, slowed their […]

Drought Outlook Monthly: Dry April Expected for SW, Plains; Some Relief for SE

🕔Apr 3, 2018The monthly drought outlook valid for April 2018 is based on initial conditions including recent precipitation, 7-day precipitation forecasts, extended range (6-10/8-14 day) precipitation and temperature outlooks, the CPC April […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Keep an Eye on Mother Nature

🕔Apr 2, 2018Cotton trading continues mixed, but all contracts settled higher the end of the first quarter of the year. Earlier the nearby May and July contracts slipped below 81 cents, but […]

Texas: 60 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

🕔Mar 27, 2018The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 60 counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Those counties are: Archer Deaf Smith Hockley […]

Texas Field Reports: Planted Sorghum in Good Shape, Unplanted Areas Suffering Drought

🕔Mar 27, 2018Sorghum fields have been planted in much of the state, but lack of soil moisture could be problematic for areas yet to be planted, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

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