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USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says we are heading into spring rather quickly and ahead of schedule, which could have negative implications for small grains and blooming fruit crops.
From La Niña’s Rain to Zimbabwe’s Corn Harvest: Navigating Weather Variability
In Middle Tennessee, where many have more than half a foot of snow on the ground right now, farmers are relishing the rare beauty of their snow-covered farms!
As winter weather embraces the Colorado River Basin, new recommendations from the Colorado River Drought Task Force have not been well received by all.
Properly caring for farm machinery as this winter produces more challenging conditions than normal requires proactive maintenance by producers, according to a machinery expert from T&H Custom Ag.
USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says a couple of areas of concern include continued stress on livestock, and if extreme cold temperatures induce winter kill on the winter wheat crops in some regions.
Expert strategies for safeguarding livestock as so many parts of U.S. farm country deal with the incoming Polar Vortex.
As winter systems sweep through farm country, Eric Snodgrass from Nutrien Ag Solutions provides valuable insights into the weather’s impact on agriculture.
According to USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, there are some positive trends emerging in winter wheat, hay production, and cattle inventory as despite the uncertainties brought by El Niño.
Looking back on the major weather events of 2023 unveils nature’s unpredictability in the times of El Niño— we experienced everything from the deadliest wildfire in a century and unprecedented tropical storm warnings to months of extreme heat and “exceptional” drought that strained producers across Rural America.
Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig is particularly worried about soil moisture as farmers in his state head into the New Year.
An independent grocery store is making a big difference in the community of Marks, Mississippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delta region that was long considered a “food desert.”
More than 60 legislators have voiced concerns that USDA’s ERP negatively impacts farmers’ ability to finance and plan for next year’s crop.
For the second year in a row, transportation along the Mississippi River was impacted by drought. Export delays along with increased prices are impacting the competitiveness of U.S. corn in the world market, with buyers moving toward Brazilian crops.
Growing citrus undercover in a giant screened-in enclosure has huge advantages. But what happens when there’s a hurricane?
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?
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.
Farmer sentiment is on the rise as producers report improved financial conditions on their farms, according to the latest Ag Economy Barometer in October. CME Executive Director of Ag Research Fred Seamon joined us Tuesday on Market Day Report for a breakdown of the group’s latest survey.
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.