From One Extreme to Another: An update on conditions in California

Farmers in the Golden State are dealing with brutal conditions at the moment after facing a historic drought.

California’s National Guard shared this video of soldiers helping both CAL Fire and the state’s Office of Emergency Services deliver hay to stranded cattle in Humbolt County. The soldiers are up in the air, dropping down bales of hay to producers and you can see the winter mess those farmers are dealing with.

Looking further south in the state, Monterey County shared this photo on Twitter of the drastic flooding taking place! This is a result of the atmospheric river events that began last week. The Salinas River is expected to continue to flood nearby agricultural land today.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the farming community across the Golden State.


Wildfires have broken out in Kansas, consuming thousands of acres north of Manhattan.
A recent Cannonball Jellyfish bloom off the coast of Venezuela is a major concern for the seafood industry that fish those waters.
Fertilizer is the largest variable input expense weighing on corn farmers, historically, according to new data from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
Drought conditions persist in 16 of the 18 top-growing corn states as this year’s planting season gets underway. Seven states had corn in the ground as of March 2024.