Texas Field Reports: Danger of Frost Has Passed for Most of State

🕔Mar 20, 2018Commercial and amateur vegetable growers are actively seeding and transplanting as much of the state appears to be clear of the threat of frost, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Oklahoma: Wildfire Risk Advisory Extended

🕔Mar 20, 2018Continued dangerous fire behavior conditions prompt interagency wildland personnel to extend the Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory, issued on March 7, through April 4, 2018.  Sunday’s weather pattern provided only […]

Grain Shipping: Upper Mississippi Barge Traffic Up and Going – DTN

🕔Mar 20, 2018Similar to the excitement surrounding the spring home opener for your favorite professional baseball team, river terminals in the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) are also excited to see the sleeping […]

Illinois: Soil Temps, Moisture Levels Declining in Early March

🕔Mar 16, 2018Cooler, drier weather has led to declining soil temperatures and moisture levels, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part […]

Oklahoma: Extreme Wildfire Risk Calls in Firefighters from Out of State

🕔Mar 16, 2018Given the current and predicted fire danger, Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) activated the South-Central Forest Fire Compact and ordered additional wildland firefighting resources from across the southeastern US.  Fire danger […]

Midwest – Wet Weather, Planting Delays Ahead This Spring? – DTN

🕔Mar 16, 2018Farmers in the Midwest could be in for a slow start to the row-crop planting season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2018 spring forecast suggests. The agency’s Climate […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Improvements for High Plains, Intensification for SW, Southern Plains

🕔Mar 15, 2018The drought outlook valid from March 15, 2018 through June 30, 2018 is based on initial conditions including soil moisture, current snowpack, and reservoir levels, 7-day precipitation forecasts, extended range […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Southeast, California; Plains Still Dry

🕔Mar 15, 2018Summary Generally moderate precipitation (up to 3 inches) fell on most of the Southeast, Lower Mississippi Valley, portions of the California and Oregon Coasts, and the higher elevations of northern […]

Wheat Waiting On Rain: “The Southern Plains Drought Is Intense” – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2018Justin Knopf’s farm in central Kansas went 120 days without a drop of moisture this winter. Now his winter wheat crop is waking up, looking for water, and finding little […]

Texas Field Reports: Good Domestic, Export Demands for Beef Continue

🕔Mar 13, 2018Continued good export and domestic demands for beef has 2018 off to a good start for producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife […]

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