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 […]

Hay: Rainy Year Affects Production – Prices Keep Rising – DTN

🕔Jan 14, 2019Kim Summers was not a fan of the weather this past growing season. Summers, along with her husband, Mark Brunk, grows and sells forage near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. They saw the […]

Midwest Long Summer: Hail Stripped Corn Fields; Rain Drowned Crops – DTN

🕔Jul 10, 2018One year ago, on June 12, I had written about the severe drought in South and North Dakota that intensified as July rolled around. By that same time in June, […]

North Carolina: Washington County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

🕔Oct 19, 2017USDA has designated Washington County in North Carolina as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by excessive rains that occurred from Oct. 1, 2016, through July […]

Rose on Cotton: Demand is Outstanding; Dec Still Looking Friendly

🕔Jul 7, 2017The bull and the bears fought to a draw this week on ICE Dec futures while the bulls notched a decent win in Mar, with the inaugural 2018 futures contract […]

Grain: Upper Midwest Drought – Will it Affect Crop Prices? – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2017From November 2016 to January 2017, North Dakota had received 47 inches of snow, and South Dakota railcars and locomotives were buried in snow. But in last week’s USDA Crop […]

Arkansas: Heavy Rains Hit Right After Planting and Herbicide Applications

🕔May 1, 2017Arkansas row crop farmers who awoke Sunday to lakes where their newly planted fields had been will be enduring a nail-biting week to see how fast the water recedes, and […]

Heavy Rains – And Crop Concerns – Move Across Minn., Wisc. – DTN

🕔Sep 23, 2016Jerry Demmer went to bed Wednesday evening hoping his home area of southern Minnesota would miss the heavy rains that had flooded areas south of him. But when the Clarks […]

Texas Field Reports: Forages Good After Near-Record Wet August

🕔Sep 13, 2016Near-record August rains brought most of Texas out of drought conditions and improved water availability and soil moisture indexes, said weather and water experts. Dr. Kevin Wagner, deputy director of […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Gin Demo on Rain Damaged Cotton from Hill, Wharton Counties

🕔Aug 26, 2016I know many of you have been concerned about what will happen with ginning if we can get it picked. I am hoping that as long as this stuff dries […]

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