florida

Panhandle Family Farms Need Help

Abbey Taylor Weather

Southeast AgNet and other news outlets have been talking about both the Florida House and Senate proposed spending plans for next year’s budget. Some of those dollars are earmarked for restoration and debris cleanup in the counties across Northwest Florida that suffered the devastation from Hurricane Michael last October. But according to a recent opinion article in the Tallahassee Democrat …

winter

Wettest Winter on Record

Dan Weather

While spring officially arrived last week, many areas across the country are still reeling from the effects of winter. And according to a story from Stephanie Ho, we just had the wettest US winter on record.

aca

ACA Working to Help Members Affected by Storms

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Weather

While reports of severe weather damage from Sunday’s storms have been made in various counties in Alabama, the area in and around Lee County appears to be among the hardest hit. According to Erin Beasley, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) executive vice president, members of the association were affected by the storms.

Perdue Discusses Timber Destruction Following Hurricane Michael

Abbey Taylor Weather

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Bristol, Florida, today to host a listening session following Hurricane Michael. The biggest topic of the session was timber. Timber was severely impacted in the wrath of Michael, and the industry wants answers on how it can get help to rebuild. Hear what Perdue had to say after the session: After stopping in …

drought monitor

Drought Monitor: Wet Harvest Continues Next Week

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Weather

The U.S. Drought Monitor weekly update shows more wet weather ahead for the Midwest. Much of the Corn Belt received adequate or above needed moisture this growing season. However, pockets in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma were extremely dry. Recent rains have turned the tables, and much of the Midwest is experiencing wet harvest conditions. The Drought Monitor notes that a …

noaa

NOAA Forecasts Mild Winter

Dan Industry News Release, Weather

Much of the U.S. can expect a mild winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The agency released its seasonal outlook this week that covers December 2018 through February 2019. The forecast expects mostly warmer-than-normal weather this winter for the western two-thirds of the country, with no areas of the U.S. expected to see prevalent cooler-than-normal conditions. …

farm service

Putnam Continues to Meet with Agricultural Leaders to Assess Damage

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has been in regular communication with federal partners, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary Sonny Perdue, as well as the agriculture industry to assess agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Michael. He met with agricultural leaders on the topic, and the Florida Forest Service is finalizing its analysis of damage to timber. “Recovery …

usda

USDA Provides Hurricane Michael Victims Needed Relief and Recovery Aid

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Weather

To help residents, farmers and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid people in their recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices are actively responding, providing emergency response staffing and a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance …