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AgDay Daily Recap -May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

MAY 9, 2014

 

DROUGHT MONITOR:

GOOD MORNING I'M CLINTON GRIFFITHS. AS A WEATHER SYSTEM WORKS ITS WAY ACROSS THE MIDWEST, THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS DRYNESS BEGINNING TO CREEP ITS WAY BACK INTO THE COUNTRY.

CORN BELT:

MEANWHILE IN THE CORN BELT, WHERE PLANTING IS HOT AND HEAVY, DROUGHT CONDITIONS IMPROVED THIS WEEK. IN AN AREA FROM MISSOURI, IOWA AND MINNESOTA THROUGH OHIO AND KENTUCKY, NEARLY 80 PERCENT OF THE REGION IS DROUGHT FREE.
MOST OF THE CHALLENGES ARE RELEGATED TO THE FAR WESTERN PARTS OF THAT TERRITORY.

EL NINO:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPPING THE LIKLIEHOOD OF AN EL NINO WEATHER PATTERN THIS SUMMER. ITS GIVING THE PHENOMENON A MORE THAN 65 PERCENT CHANCE--THAT'S UP FROM 50 PERCENT IN APRIL. EL NINO PATTERNS CAN CAUSE DROUGHT IN PLACES LIKE AUSTRAILIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA WHILE BRINGING RAINS TO THE SOUTHWESTERN U.S.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE:

THE WEST, SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHERN PLAINS COULD USE THE RAIN. THE USDA PROVIDING AN UPDATE ON ITS FARM BILL IMPLEMENTATION--INCLUDING LIVESTOCK DISASTER PROGRAMS. AS OF MAY FIRST, SECRETARY VILSACK SAYS THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED SOME 33-THOUSAND APPLICATIONS.  AND SO FAR HAS PAID OUT MORE THAN 16 MILLION DOLLARS IN ASSISTANCE.

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