Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency 

Jan. 25, 2021

Regional hay issues due to western droughtBy Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Recent USDA reports … Read More


Map released Jan. 21, 2021 | Data valid Jan. 19, 2021

This week’s drought Summary: In contrast to the prior week, most of the country had a relatively dry week, with the significant exception of the … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Jan. 19, 2021

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated Mills County, Texas, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read More

Source: TPWD| Jan. 21, 2021

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has determined that invasive zebra mussels have been successfully eradicated from Lake Waco in Central Texas, preventing property damage, protecting water supply infrastructure and avoiding harm to the aquatic ecosystem. The department … Read More

Snow fell across different parts of Texas last week. But it didn’t do much to help drought conditions in the South Plains region. After a dry 2020, farmers and other agriculturists hope for more precipitation this year. Read and listen to the full story at … Read More


Map released Jan. 14, 2021 | Data valid Jan. 21, 2021

This week’s drought summary: Storms continued to take aim at the Pacific Northwest this week, bringing multiple rounds of heavy rain along the coast and … Read More

Source: NOAA/NIDIS | Jan. 12, 2021

NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) has launched the redesigned U.S. Drought Portal ( to better serve stakeholders, decision makers, the media, and the public.

The new … Read More

It was an extraordinary year for weather and climate events in the U.S.: The nation endured an unprecedented 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020. A record number of named tropical storms formed in the Atlantic, with a record 12 making landfall. The nation also had its most active wildfire year … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Jan. 11, 2021

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). While NRCS accepts easement applications on a continuous basis, applications for the next funding … Read More

We rely heavily on our bermudagrass pastures and hay meadows during the summer in some parts of Texas. Often we are disappointed with production, see a thinning of our stand and/or see disease like symptoms. This commonly referred to as bermudagrass decline and usually blame weather. However, while … Read More