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Farm Bureau Analysis: 2022 Crop Losses Top $21 Billion

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Commodities, Crop Insurance, Drought, Drought, Economy, Environment, Field Crops, Weather

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) estimates 2022 crop losses due to weather and climate change at more than $21.4 billion. The AFBF Market Intel analysis shows in 2022, 18 weather and climate disasters, each with damages exceeding $1 billion struck the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that 2022 surpassed 2021 as the third-costliest disaster …


USDA Designates Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Agri-Business, Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Drought, Funding, USDA-FSA, Weather

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/Feb. 15,2023) — Last week USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced a Secretarial natural disaster designation for 27 counties in Tennessee that also included four counties in Alabama that are contiguous to some of the Tennessee counties. This designation will extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from drought through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various …

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Drought Concerns in the Midwest

Dan Drought, Weather

The continuing drought across the areas of the Midwest is a real concern for many, especially looking ahead to the 2023 crop year. Mark Oppold has more information.


NOAA Winter Weather Outlook Shows More Drought Ahead

Dan Drought, Weather

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its U.S. Winter Outlook. Beginning in December and running through February 2023, NOAA predicts drier-than-average conditions in the South with wetter-than-average conditions in the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, northern Rockies, and the Pacific Northwest. The agency says widespread extreme drought continues in much of the West, the Great Basin, and the central-to-southern Great Plains. …

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Heat Wave Takes a Toll on UK Corn

Dan Corn, Drought, Weather

A heat wave across the pond stands to have damaging effects on agriculture in the UK. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A record-breaking heat wave in the UK and Europe is playing havoc with crops and livestock. USDA meteorologist Eric Luebehusen says the heatwave has been severe. “The big corn province there is called Castilla y León. …

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Georgia Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

Dan Drought, Georgia, USDA-FSA, Weather

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 or the refinance of …

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Senate Ag Subcommittee Discusses Impacts of Western Drought

Dan Drought, Legislative, Regulation

The Senate Ag Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources took up the topic of the Western Drought during a recent hearing. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado opened the hearing with comments on the situation of drought in his state and how it’s affecting the Colorado River. “My state sits at the headwaters of the Colorado River, which starts …