Federal Reserve: Beige Book – Observations on the Ag Economy

🕔Apr 18, 2019On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Wet, Southwest Stays Dry

🕔Apr 18, 2019Summary Two rapidly-moving strong storm systems, one “bombing out” in the central Plains during mid-week while a second storm intensified over the middle Mississippi Valley during the weekend, brought severe […]

NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – May, June, July

🕔Apr 18, 2019Drought coverage continues to decrease across the Lower 48 states, after a relatively wet winter for many areas. CPC’s monthly and seasonal precipitation outlooks, valid for May and May-Jun-Jul (MJJ) […]

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 […]

Texas Field Reports: Mostly Warmer, Variable Precipitation

🕔Apr 16, 2019AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL Parts of the district received 1 inch of rainfall, which helped winter annual grasses. Small grains were heading out. Some supplemental […]

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 […]

Nebraska: Flood Damage and Prevented Planting

🕔Apr 16, 2019Depending on the extent of flood damage on your property, you may qualify for crop insurance prevented planting payments. This article will review the final planting dates and late planting […]

Texas Blacklands: Corn Planting Finished; Watch for Wheat Rust, Stink Bugs

🕔Apr 15, 2019GENERAL Wheat is starting to head out with some hard-red wheat fields starting to flower. The soft red wheat fields in the scouting program are in the boot stage with […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: General Improvements for South, Northwest

🕔Apr 12, 2019Summary After a dry March, a series of storms brought much needed precipitation to the Pacific Northwest, staving off further degradations in Washington and resulting in local flooding and broad […]

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