With everything from hurricanes and drought to this year’s spring flooding and late season “bomb cyclone” blizzards, managing for potential natural disasters is simply part of the production plans for many producers. That’s especially true in the semi-arid and drought-prone Texas Panhandle. James Henderson, part of the Bradley 3 Ranch near Childress, … Read More

Source: gov.texas.gov | April 17, 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a State Disaster Declaration for 9 Texas counties impacted by recent severe weather, including thunderstorms and tornadoes that caused widespread property damage and … Read More

During the first legislative session since Hurricane Harvey, state lawmakers are poised to make an investment in storm recovery and flood mitigation that some have described as unprecedented. But it’s more complicated than that.

Strong spring storms and tornadoes moved through portions of East Texas on Saturday, causing widespread damage in Cherokee, Houston and Angelina counties. Area ranchers are in desperate need of fencing supplies to replace downed fences to contain livestock. The Cherokee County AgriLife Extension Service has set up a supply point … Read More

The National Weather Service has forecast critical fire weather across much of the western third of Texas this week. Wildfires can prove deadly on farms and ranches, damaging and destroying homes, barns, agriculture production facilities, crops and livestock. Take precautions now to minimize the risk and spread of wildfires and … Read More

TexMesonet is an online application by the Texas Water Development Board for viewing and accessing data from a network of selected weather stations and rain gages throughout Texas. The application includes an interactive weather map, historical weather and data services. The interactive weather map displays current weather conditions, radar, and … Read More

13 Texas counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas by the USDA. Producers in Anderson, Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Haskell, Houston, Leon, Madison, Sutton, Walker, Washington and Young who suffered losses caused by excessive moisture and flooding that occurred from Sept. 3, 2018, through Jan. 28, 2019, may … Read More

For American farmers already struggling to navigate the U.S.-China trade war, optimism for the spring planting season is washing away. Floods from the Mississippi Delta to the Dakotas have inundated roads and submerged fields just as Midwestern farmers should be preparing the soil to sow this year’s seeds. If land … Read More

Donation of supplies and hayThe Nebraska Department of Agriculture has opened a “Hay and Forage Hotline,” to connect buyers with sellers of hay, pasture and other types of forage. This hotline service is available to all buyers and sellers for free. The department is providing this information as … Read More

Nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states, according to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook issued on March 21. The majority of the country is favored to experience above-average precipitation this spring, increasing … Read More