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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

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

Map released July 30, 2020 | Data valid July 28, 2020

This week’s drought summary: High pressure dominated the southern half of the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) again during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. Upper-level weather systems tracked across the U.S.-Canadian … Read More

Texas vineyards experienced erratic weather and tough marketing due to COVID-19 this growing season. But overall, Texas wine grape growers have produced good quality fruit. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell)

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Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | July 24, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Armstrong, Bailey, Castro, Deaf Smith, Hale, Lamb, Parmer, Randall, and Swisher counties who suffered losses due … Read More