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 […]

Oklahoma Livestock: Don’t Forget About Post-Wildfire Trauma

🕔Apr 17, 2018Adrenaline-fueled panic and confusion may still be affecting livestock even after the flames of recent wildfires have passed, meaning producers need to use caution when working with the animals. “Fear […]

Texas Field Reports: Hay Producers Should Hold Fertilizer Until Temps Rise

🕔Apr 17, 2018Warm-season grasses are breaking dormancy but not actively growing yet in many parts of the state, so producers should hold the fertilizer, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.  […]

Oklahoma: Historic Wildfire Conditions Expected

🕔Apr 16, 2018Oklahomans are being warned to expect extreme wildfire danger in the western part of the state on Tuesday.  Officials with the Oklahoma Forestry Services anticipate conditions that supersede those experienced last […]

Oklahoma Wildfires: Progress Controlling Large Fires; Risk Remains High

🕔Apr 16, 2018Moderate humidity recovery and light winds across western Oklahoma overnight allowed some progress on the on-going large fires. Fire danger across the western half of the state will remain very […]

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