Winter weather conditions impact cattle as well as the cattle producers. Cold temperatures combined with wind creates more stress and increased management to achieve similar animal performance. Plan now for winter storms and know what your options are before the temperatures dip into dangerous territory. South Dakota State University Extension … Read More

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Nov. 8, 2019: Odds for Warm Winter Good for Much of the U.S.

The latest outlooks from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu | Map released Nov. 7, 2019 | Data valid Nov. 5, 2019

This week’s drought summary: This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw continued improvements in drought conditions as a large-scale, low-pressure system last week delivered moderate-to-heavy precipitation accumulations ranging from 2 to 7 … Read More

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | Nov. 6, 2019… Read More

If you drive through any agriculture-based town and stop into the local coffee shop, I can almost guarantee that there will be at least four or five conversations about the weather. It is inevitable that weather is a common topic within … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Maps released Oct. 31, 2019 | Data valid Oct. 29, 2019

This week’s drought summary: This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw widespread improvements in drought-stricken areas across portions of the South, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic, as moderate-to-heavy rainfall accumulations were observed associated with storm systems fueled by … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

The future of U.S. pork belly supplies isn’t so clear despite reports of an impending bacon shortage in 2020, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.

David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said numerous recent reports regarding a bacon shortage in 2020 … Read More

Weather conditions were mostly cool and dry across Texas last week. Freezing temperatures, however, were registered in areas of the High Plains. Precipitation in the central and eastern parts of the state ranged from 0.5 and 2 inches, with isolated areas in South Central Texas getting upwards of 5 inches. There were 5.5 days suitable … Read More

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Oct. 25, 2019: Rain for East Texas and Lower Mississippi Valley, Cold Temps for Cattle Feeders

A disturbance over the Southern Plains is … Read More

Drought and abnormal dryness expanded across parts of Texas and Oklahoma where precipitation deficits continued to mount. But other parts of Texas, and parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee experienced a reduction of drought and abnormal dryness.