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.

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 …

weather

Agri View: Bad Weather Year

Dan Agri View, Weather

Everett Griner talks about the terrible weather for agriculture this year in today’s Agri View. Bad Weather Year Millions of Americans will be glad when this year is over. The weather has been one of the worst years that most people can remember — not just farmers, everybody. Drought and stifling heat in the West. Floods in the Northeast. And …

agriculture weather

Agri View: Agriculture Weather

Dan Agri View, Weather

Everett Griner talks about how costly 2017 was to agriculture due to weather damage in today’s Agri View. Agriculture Weather Well, first it was Irma, then a very unusual snowfall, that caused farmers in the southeast heavily. The major damage was to the fruit and vegetable crops. But, other sectors of agriculture were also impacted. Few people are aware that …

drought monitor

Drought Monitor has Concerns Shifting South

Dan Drought, Industry News Release

Last year, drought worries centered around the northern Plains and grazing conditions in the Dakotas and across Montana. Those areas remain dry, but the intensity has weakened, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor. Moving into 2018, drought intensity and area is spreading, extending over the Southwest, southern Plains and Great Plains, according to the American Farm Bureau Market Intel …

fawn

Florida Growers Reminded about FAWN Cold Protection Toolkit

Dan Florida, Weather

The recent cold snap is a good time to remind growers across Florida about the Florida Automated Weather Network’s (FAWN) Cold Protection Toolkit, which is designed to help you make decisions when using irrigation for cold protection. The toolkit basically provides a “step-by-step guide” to help with making decisions on cold nights. And many growers may be familiar with “My …