As an upper-level trough ejected from the desert Southwest, a surface low developed over the southern Great Plains. Beneficial rainfall improvED conditions across the eastern Oklahoma Panhandle and northwest Oklahoma. Moderate to severe drought continues across southwest Oklahoma and adjacent areas of the Texas Panhandle and northwest Texas, which received … Read More

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Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

This Week’s Drought Summary: A series of Pacific fronts brought welcome moisture to the Northwest (from northern California northward into Washington), but even with this precipitation, the Water Year to Date (WYTD; since Oct. 1) basin average precipitation and Snow Water Content (SWC) were still … Read More

It’s important that animals have a fresh supply of drinking water available at all times during the winter. This helps prevent dehydration and makes sure the animals stay on feed. While not everyone in Texas lives in an area that freezes regularly, we will all experience a cold snap at … Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster on Dec. 12, 2019, in Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Concho, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zapata, and Zavala counties because of drought. This declaration authorizes the use … Read More

Source: US Drought Monitor and Summary

Map released Dec. 12, 2019 | Data valid Dec. 10, 2019

This week’s drought summary: The U.S. Drought Monitor week saw another round of winter storms, bringing snow to the mountainous areas of the West, northern Plains, upper Midwest, and Northeast while … Read More

After a record start to 2019, wool prices declined as uncertainty in the market made price speculation for buyers iffy, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. Ronald Pope, Ph.D., AgriLife Research director of the Bill Sims Wool and Mohair Research Lab, San Angelo, said wool prices are still … Read More

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

Weekly Summary for Dec. 2-8, 2019
Weather was mostly dry across Texas last week, while average temperatures were slightly warmer than the week prior. Precipitation in the Northern High Plains ranged from trace amounts to a quarter of an inch, while the … Read More

The South saw a mixture of degradations and improvements. Last week’s rainfall resulted in a general one-category improvement across central Texas, while the eastern part of the state continued to dry out with expansions to areas of abnormal dryness (D0) and moderate drought (D1). An area of extreme drought (D3) … Read More

Producers in Texas’ Cotton Belt reported lower than expected yields as a result of a tough beginning, middle and end to the 2019 growing season. The 2019 season started rough for cotton producers in the Panhandle. Extended rain and wet conditions delayed plantings, and many producers missed the deadline to … Read More