More rain this week could aggravate the flooding situation across the southern parts of the country. Stephanie Ho has the story.
Last fall, many were concerned with the dry conditions across this region. But thanks to good rainfall over the past few weeks in many areas, the overall drought is basically over here in the southeastern part of the country. But according to a story from Stephanie Ho, the effects of the drought remain.
Heavy rain in the South has bad and good effects for the region. Stephanie Ho has the story.
The latest drought monitor for the state of Florida shows large areas of moderate drought to abnormally dry conditions. But USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says a storm system will bring needed rain to the state this weekend.
Areas like parts of Texas and the Gulf side of Florida are experiencing drier than normal conditions for this time of year. And in a story from Rod Bain, that in turn is causing concerns about winter crops.
Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available (USDA/FSA) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 24 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The Georgia counties with the primary natural disaster designation include Banks, Bartow, Carroll, …
A fifth tropical storm is expected to come out of the western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Stephanie Ho has the details.
The 42nd Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway in Moultrie, Georgia, in what has been a wet start to the annual event. There have been many questions about some of the harvest demonstrations. Expo Farm Manager Cody Mitchell discusses this topic with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman.
GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS-Oct. 9, 2019) — Scientists are already observing climate change in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical species, such snook and black mangrove, are moving north. Flows of freshwater into estuaries are dwindling. The hard part: predicting how climate change will affect the plants, animal and people who depend on the Gulf. To make these predictions, you need a …
(NSF-Oct. 2, 2019) — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Thursday plans to roll out legislative priorities focused on climate change. Warning of greater coastal flooding and more powerful hurricanes, the package will address issues such as renewable energy, farm resilience, climate adaptation, new funding sources and financial incentives, Fried said Wednesday as she helped open the Florida Energy and Climate …