Farming: Weather is Leading Cause of U.S. Crop Loss – How Do You Assess the Risk?

🕔Jan 25, 2019Agricultural policy analysis can be improved with a systematic approach to assessing relative risks for agricultural production. For example, the climate variables used to predict agricultural production outcomes are often […]

Corn Belt Livestock Producers Prepare for Storm – DTN

🕔Jan 18, 2019A winter storm is set to push across much of the central Corn Belt this weekend, bringing with it several inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures. While the storm could […]

Texas Rice: Freeze Hits Ratoon; Endigo ZCX; China Rice

🕔Nov 19, 2018We had our earliest freeze since 1979 in the Texas Rice Belt on November 14! Yes, we even got some snow and sleet, but it is clear now and not […]

Michigan: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas

🕔Nov 5, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three counties in Michigan as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac counties who suffered losses due to excessive snow and freeze […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Harvest Continues – 1st Freeze

🕔Oct 22, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 21, 2018. County Extension Comments Gary Cross – Person County Extension Person county experienced a week of dry weather that allowed […]

Texas West Plains Cotton, Sorghum: Impacts from Monday’s Freeze

🕔Oct 16, 2018We experienced 31 degrees F for 2 hours, and 32 degrees F for 5 hours early on Monday morning here in the Levelland area. These temps were accompanied by an […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Potential for Snow, Freeze Pushes Boll Opener Applications

🕔Oct 12, 2018Between Hurricane Michael damaging and destroying cotton crops across the Southeast, Tropical Storm Sergio preparing to move over the Texas Panhandle and Rolling Plains and a cold front swooping in […]

California Almonds: 2018 Frost Event – What Was Learned

🕔May 1, 2018Almond frost damage begins when temperatures in orchards drop below approximately 28 °F, but the exact temperature depends on variety. There are a few but important practices to mitigate frost […]

Arkansas Corn: What Impact Will Freeze Have on This Year’s Crop?

🕔Apr 12, 2018On the morning of April 8 many across the state experienced a frost or freeze with temperatures ranging from just above freezing to as low as 25 degrees F in […]

Arkansas: Fruit Growers Assess Freeze Damage, Brace for 2nd Round

🕔Apr 11, 2018Arkansas fruit growers are enduring a nervous week, sandwiched between two periods of freezing weather at a critical time for their crops. This week, Arkansas’ fruit growers were assessing damage […]

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