Drought Monitor Weekly: Most Deadly Wildfire in California’s History

🕔Nov 15, 2018Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw improvements on the map across parts of the Southeast, Northeast, Northern Plains, the Rockies, and Desert Southwest. In the mountains of drought-stricken areas […]

Florida: New Crop-Damage Assessment System Will Speed Reporting After Disasters

🕔Aug 28, 2018In the wake of Hurricane Irma, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences realized that their UF/IFAS Extension colleagues needed a better system for reporting […]

Oklahoma: Fire Conditions Worsen Across the State

🕔Jul 23, 2018Officials with Oklahoma Forestry Services are asking citizens to use caution as record high temperatures and lack of rain are creating the potential for increased wildfire danger across the state.  […]

Hurricanes, Wildfires, 2017: Nearly $2Bln Available for Eligible Farmers

🕔Jul 17, 2018Agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 can apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continue through November […]

Oklahoma: Cattle Operation Losses from Wildfires Exceed $26 Mln

🕔May 4, 2018Estimated cattle operation losses from the April wildfires that raged across parts of western Oklahoma exceed $26 million, based on available information. “More than 348,000 acres burned causing a wide […]

Hurricanes, Wildfires: USDA Makes $2.36Bln Available in 9 States for Ag Recovery

🕔May 2, 2018USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will deploy up to $2.36 billion appropriated by Congress through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to help producers with recovery of their agricultural operations in […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Some Relief for Southern Plains, Wildfires Mostly Contained

🕔Apr 27, 2018Summary The southern High Plains’ second wildfire outbreak in less than a week preceded the arrival of storm system that provided much-needed rainfall on April 20-21. Rainfall in the Plains’ […]

Oklahoma Wildfires: Governor Modifies Burn Ban

🕔Apr 26, 2018Due to significant rainfall across the state, Governor Mary Fallin today issued a proclamation reducing the number of counties included in the burn ban from 36 to 14. This change […]

Oklahoma Fires: More Hay Needed Amid Devastation – DTN

🕔Apr 23, 2018Two large wildfires continue to burn in parts of northwest Oklahoma, fueled by dry conditions, high winds and low humidity. Though the winds had let up some by Friday, allowing […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: A Week for Extremes – Snow, Fire, and Rain

🕔Apr 20, 2018Summary A powerful spring storm emerged from the West and brought extreme conditions to several regions. For example, historic, late-season snow blanketed portions of the northern Plains, upper Midwest, and […]

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