‘Dust Bowl Part 2': The latest conditions farmers are facing

Our friend Tony St. James with All Ag All Day sent us these pictures of what he describes as ‘the Dust Bowl Part 2'!

These shots were taken in Floyd County, Texas and are looking towards the north across a field that normally has a dry land wheat and cotton rotation. These photos were taken in a 15 minute time span and show just how quickly the dust blew through and how dark it got before the sun even set!

It is a similar situation in Southwest Kansas.

A producer shared this photo on Twitter of the aftermath of that dust storm, with farmland covered in a blanket of sand as far as you can see. He says there is a cover crop of wheat underneath that layer that never had the chance to emerge.

The farmer says they are now receiving some rain and are very grateful for it.


Cattle producers recently promoted U.S. beef on a trip to Japan and Korea with the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
After years of drought, farmers across U.S. farm country are getting so much rainfall that it’s dampening their spring planting progress later into the season.
According to USDA experts, Brazil and Argentina’s large drop in corn production has more to do with the economics of corn markets than impacts from weather.
According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, no part of Iowa is experiencing extreme levels of drought for the first time in nearly two years.