Drought

According to a new study from the LSU Ag Center, the state’s agriculture industries are suffering twofold when it comes to the ongoing, extreme-to-exceptional drought conditions across the state.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its snowfall predictions for this winter. But which producers will see some drought relief in the future?
When the much-needed rain finally arrives for cattle country, cattle specialists with the Noble Research Institute are urging producers to hold back when it comes to herd expansion.
Right now, the shipping backlog on the Panama Canal is up to 26 days. That is due to the water system experiencing its driest October in more than 70 years.
American agricultural exports will soon slow down as the Panama Canal dries up.
Fall foliage mixed with drought conditions across the Southern U.S. are increasing the wildfire risk across the region, providing temporary fuel for 10 big, new blazes in the last week. However, incoming wet weather should slightly tamper that risk, according to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey in his latest update for farmers.
Incoming wet weather could lend a helping hand to cattle producers. An expert from the University of Missouri Extension explains how a cold, wet winter in the Midwest could help grazing, and herd building in 2024.
Recent rainfall may bring good news for farmers trying to ship crops along the Mississippi River this harvest season. However, conditions are not looking quite as mighty for barges trying to make it through the Panama Canal.
This new decision followed years of tense negotiations and ahead of the Biden Administration’s long-term protection effort announced for 2026.
Canadian agriculture is facing a brutal drought and farmers are receiving monetary relief. However, due to limited farmland supply, real estate values are holding steady despite the tough, ongoing weather conditions across the providence.
Record-low water levels are popping up along the Mighty Mississippi.
Low water levels on the Mississippi River are mimicking last year and now the USDA has released data showing conditions are actually worse right now than this time in 2022.
Dry conditions will always impact yields at harvest, but now they are weighing on something else: the farmland real estate market.
The ongoing drought in the Midwest is changing how producers approach their cover crop plans.
Herds are showing growth in areas like the Northern Plains and some states in the Western U.S. where ranchers have seen more rainfall. However, for operations across the rest of the United States, that is not the case.
Iowa corn growers are reporting signs of corn lodging due to extreme heat and dry weather conditions in the region. However, despite the difficult weather conditions, alfalfa crops are gaining quality points.
Louisiana had an unprecedented number of 100-degree days this summer, and the long stretch of heat is taking a toll on ranchers across the state. Both hay quantities and quality are down right now, which could cause further weight loss for cattle in the winter.
With just three weeks left until the current Farm Bill expires, people are getting antsy about the vital piece of farming legislation.
All eyes are back on Mississippi River water levels as harvest season gears up across the country.