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Aug. 7, 2020

Temperatures and Precipitation over the next … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Map released Aug. 6, 2020 | Data valid Aug. 4, 2020

This week’s drought summary: As Tropical Storm Isaias churned through the northern Caribbean and then northward along the east coast of the United … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service | Aug. 6, 2020

Wildfire activity has increased statewide with hot and dry conditions. This pattern of activity is expected to continue as the state moves into late summer. 

Fire environment—weather, fuels and … Read More

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The agency has released its annual August update to the Atlantic … Read More

Now is a good time to make storm preparations and double-check that your ranch disaster plan is in place. Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause flooding, high winds and severe weather far inland from the coast, and utilities can be affected for weeks. Taking steps now to prepare … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Aug. 4, 2020

Cotton producers in the Rio Grande Valley took a devastating hit from Hurricane Hanna, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Other row crops like corn and sorghum … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service | Aug. 4, 2020

Firefighters from across the state are battling the still-growing, human-caused Mays Fire in San Saba and McCulloch Counties. The fire ignited on Aug. 1, approximately 16 miles east of Brady, Texas, as … Read More

The quality of hay available for beef cattle feeding programs this winter is expected to vary widely, making hay testing a good investment in nutritional risk management, according to Oklahoma State University experts. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University emeritus animal scientist, says hay fields in most areas of … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | Aug. 4, 2020

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials received confirmation of anthrax in one cow on a Briscoe County premises on Aug. 2, 2020. This is the first anthrax case in Texas this year…. Read More

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is collecting as many seed packages as possible to determine whether they present a threat to U.S. agriculture or the environment. APHIS asks anyone who received or receives an unsolicited package of seeds … Read More