The weather has always been an unpredictable element of agriculture, but climate change is expected to make matters significantly worse. Determining how much worse has historically been a challenge. A new study, however, says climate-induced drought could hit several of the world's major corn producing regions all at once.
Florida strawberry growers already have experienced a dress rehearsal for the impacts of climate change during the past two seasons.
Drought-plagued North Dakota received much-needed rainfall over the past week, but crops and pastures still need much more.
Farmers in the northern Plains are well aware of the dry conditions, and now they have to resort to drastic measures in order to deal with eroding conditions that are destroying crops and pastures.
A punishing drought that stretches across much of the U.S. Northern Plains could cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat production this year, according to federal officials.
Louisiana farmers who lost at least $10,000 because of last year's floods can get federal grants to cover up to $100,000 in such losses, and the application period begins Wednesday.
The current heat wave that’s descended on key grain production areas in the Great Plains and Midwest may not be over yet – but is the related ‘drought rally’ about to wrap up? Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, thinks that’s certainly a possibility.
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Each season brings a blend of good, bad and ugly fields. And Farm Journal agronomist Ken Ferrie says it doesn’t take a very long trip to prove that point this year.
Testing is underway at Purdue University on a “human-computer collaborative decision-making system.” More simply put – Purdue researchers want to make it easier to make otherwise more complex irrigation decisions.
Northern Plains farmers harvest before kernels can fully form.
Crops and pastures continue to suffer in North Dakota as drought persists.
While markets appear to understandably be pre-occupied with growing conditions here in the United States, we are by no means the only trouble spot.