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Dealing with Weather Patterns

“We have been dealing with this western ridge/eastern trough that has contributed to the drought in the West and also the cold winters and cool summers in the Midwest. This is a pattern we cannot seem to shake. Sometimes persistence is your best option, and right now, I think that’s your best forecast heading into spring and early summer.” —USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. (March 25 broadcast)


Will Your Crops Drown or Burn Up this Season?

AgWeb is your one-stop-weather-shop. Know what Mother Nature has in store for your region and be ready to plan your crop production activity with the latest information from AgWeb’s weather maps. Get your region’s long-range precipitation outlook, cumulative rainfall and more. Plus, check out the other maps AgWeb’s Weather section has to offer, such as drought, temperature, soil and more. 


Now’s the Time to Share Your Story

With planting season in full force, this is a busy time for farmers, but it also brings an unique opportunity to tell your story to your neighbors, local community and consumers of all kinds. Your voice and your farm story matter. Don’t let lobbyists, associations or anyone else speak for you. Only you, the farmer, can accurately advocate for the agriculture industry. What better time to start than now? People who do not have a connection to agriculture are poised to listen. Use the resources at to learn more and take action.


Top Tweets

@CBKimbrell: If we miss the rain that’s in the forecast this weekend, our dryland #wheat will be #glutenfree

@TexasFarmBureau: Soggy, boggy fields. Or praying for rain. Depends on what part of Texas you #farm or #ranch

@NYFarmer: It’s #WorldWaterDay. Each inch of rain drops 27,000,000 gallons of water on our farm.

@NOAA: March 2015 was tied as 19th driest for contig U.S. per @NOAANCDC #StateOfClimate


All-New Beef App

Cattle producers have a new at-their-fingertips resource for the latest beef industry news with the launch of the Beef Today mobile app. Free to download on both Apple and Android devices, the Beef Today app provides production tips, the latest issue of Beef Today magazine and cattle market info on the go. Looking for the latest weather forecast? The app delivers that, too.


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