alabama counties

Lingering Effects of Drought in the Southeast

Clint Thompson Drought

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.

concerns

Georgia Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Drought, Georgia, Industry News Release

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, …

final day

Wet Start to Sunbelt Ag Expo

Dan Georgia, Weather

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.

climate change

New UF Lab Gives Researchers Preview of Climate Change in the Gulf

Dan Aquaculture, Florida, Industry News Release, Research, Weather

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 …

legislative

Fried to Roll Out Climate Change Priorities

Dan Climate Change, Drought, Drought, Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

(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 …