The ag community rallied around those impacted by the devastating March wildfires, but rebuilding will take years—and significant financial support. That’s why Farm Journal is proud to announce the Million Dollar Wildfire Relief Challenge, launching today, which enables you to help ranching families rebuild by doubling your donation.
Rains caused planting delays for Salinas Valley lettuce crops.
After the wettest winter in 122 years of record-keeping, California's reservoirs are filling up again, with more than 22 million acre-feet of water in the 46 reservoirs tracked by the state Department of Water Resources.
Almost perfect – but not quite. That’s how many Midwest farmers would describe the weather so far in April. Temperatures have been amenable, but precipitation has put more than a few planting schedules on pause.
Spring planting is underway in South Dakota.
It’s not your imagination. The weather has been weird. So weird, in fact, it’s had an almost biblical feel: a February tornado in Massachusetts; record wildfires across the Great Plains and beyond; more snow than ever in the Sierra Nevada; and temperatures whiplashing from balmy to frigid, killing crops and coaxing flowers out of their winter slumber.
Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record.
First came a deluge of rain, then a string of winter blizzards. Now, April showers are threatening to heap further moisture on waterlogged fields just as Canada’s farmers prepare to plant their fields this spring.
All weather is local, quips John Ciempa, product marketing manager with The Weather Company. As the cost of sensor technology continues to decline, even as the technology itself continues to improve, Ciempa says that more than ever, weather sensors can deliver valuable on-farm insights.
Worried about the drought that has been slowly building throughout the Midwest and Plains over the past several weeks? Help may be on the way soon, according to AgDay meteorologist Mike Hoffman.
Droughts come, and droughts go. The past two months have provided a very clear object lesson in this, as the western drought continues to be slowly erased, while key grain production areas in the Plains and Midwest see drought conditions emerge and expand.
Deep South freeze means fewer blueberries and peaches
The latest snapshot of Kansas crop conditions shows the lack of rain is hurting the state's winter wheat crop.