Hurricane Season Ending

Dan Weather

(Tallahassee, FL/Nov. 320, 2021) — For the second consecutive year, the hurricane season has exhausted a list of storm names. But, November 30th marks the end of the 2021 season, and Florida has had brushes with only three named systems that were mostly rainmakers with tropical-storm force winds. Elsa made landfall in Taylor County after dropping from hurricane to tropical-storm …

natural disaster

Four Georgia Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Georgia, USDA-FSA, Weather

(USDA/FSA/October 27, 2021) — This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation …


U.S. Winter Weather Outlook

Dan Weather

As La Niña climate conditions are back for a second-straight winter, above-average temperatures will show up in the South and most of the eastern U.S. That’s from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, which issued the 2021 Winter Weather Outlook that extends from December 2021 through February 2022. NOAA says that’s consistent with typical La Niña conditions …


Possible Hurricane Impact on Cotton Crop

Dan Cotton, Weather

When Hurricane Ida hit this past weekend, it was just as crop reporting for the past week was being collected. So, it’s hard to say what impact the storm will have on crops like cotton. That was USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, who has the latest numbers concerning the opening of bolls. And Rippey runs through the cotton condition numbers that …


2022 Farmers’ Almanac Released This Week

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Crop Forecasts, Dairy, Drought, Environment, Field Crops, Irrigation, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, Technology, Water, Weather

The 2022 Farmers’ Almanac hits store shelves this week and contains 184 pages of helpful tips, calendars, and guides to help you plan your year ahead. It also features weather forecasts for the next 16 months, plus useful advice on ways to take cues from nature to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Editor Pete Geiger states, “we encourage readers to …

Timeliness Remains Key for Peanut Producers Managing Diseases

Clint Thompson Alabama, Georgia, Peanuts, Weather

By Clint Thompson All things considering, Southeast peanut producers are producing a strong crop. But with harvest time getting closer, growers need to stay vigilant with their fungicide sprays, especially amid a saturated summer. “What’s top of mind right now is being timely. I’ve been in a lot of fields, and we’ve seen plenty of leaf spot and white mold …

Tropical Storm Fred

Tropical Storm to Affect Southeast Areas

Dan Weather

Parts of South Florida are expected to start feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Fred as early as Friday and then as it moves North eventually impacting the Florida Panhandle and possibly parts of Alabama and Georgia. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says any tropical activity will bring rain to some areas which have seen plenty of it this year.