Idaho Researcher: Farmers Benefit from Drought

Dan Industry News Release, Weather

A researcher at the University of Idaho says farmers can benefit from droughts. Garth Taylor says droughts can be harsh on the farmers who are directly impacted, but as a whole, farmers benefit from droughts because they reduce production and drive prices higher, according to news organization The Capital Press. Taylor pointed out that during the most recent extended drought …

Southern Region Annual Crop Production

Dan Alabama, Crop Forecasts, Florida, Georgia

Key findings for the Southern Region from the Crop Production 2016 Summary Alabama: Corn for grain production for 2016 totaled 37.8 million bushels, up 5 percent from 2015. Cotton planted area is up 10 percent from last year and production is estimated at 705,000 bales, a 27 percent increase. If realized, this will be a record high yield of 987 …