Prescribed burn at Sonora Research Station. Prescribed burning is one fuel treatment method Jianbang Gan, Ph.D., and Lewis Ntaimo. Ph.D., will be testing with their … Read More

Source: USDA | Oct. 9, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses. USDA did … Read More


Map released Oct. 8, 2020 | Data valid Oct. 6, 2020

This week’s drought summary: Temperatures for the week were below normal over much of the Plains, Midwest, South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, with departures of 5-10 … Read More

Delta is forecast to make landfall in Louisiana on Friday. While uncertainty remains in the storm’s forecasted track and intensity, there is an increasing risk of dangerous storm surge, wind and rainfall hazards on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast. Storm surge warnings have been issued from High Island, Texas, to … Read More

A Texas A&M AgriLife-led research project aims to develop an accurate way to predict potential contamination with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, throughout the food supply chain.

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Source: USDA FSA Bulletin | Sept. 23, 2020

CFAP 2 Eligible Commodities FinderInterested in finding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 payment rates for the eligible commodities you grow or raise? The USDA has a new, easy-to-use CFAP 2 Eligible Commodities … Read More

The best time to prepare for drought is before one is well underway. Knowing what you will do – and when – will take some of the guesswork out of the process. Do some economic modeling of alternative drought management strategies before a drought hits and then you can implement … Read More

Tropical Storm Beta isn’t in any hurry to make landfall somewhere along the Texas Gulf early this week. While this isn’t a particularly strong windstorm, the potential for a long-duration rainfall event exists from the middle Texas coast into Southeast Louisiana. There is also the danger of life-threatening … Read More

Source: USDA | Sept. 17, 2020

 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Cochran, Dawson and Lynn counties who suffered losses due to recent drought, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Sept. 16, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated 14 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Andrews, Brewster, Collingsworth, Culberson, Hall, Hemphill, Hockley, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Presidio, Reeves, Sutton and Ward … Read More