Tag: Weather & Agriculture

18 Jul

USDA: ~$2 Billion Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

USDA – Approximately $2 Billion Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires USDA announced this past Monday that Ag producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 may now apply for assistance through November 16, 2018 to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue reflected on the […]

20 Jun

Summer 2018 – Cattle Update

Summer 2018 – Cattle Update Beef producers have been given the signal to continue to expand their herds.  And with that expansion, 2018’s production is expected to rise more quickly than it did last year (USDA is anticipating seeing a 3.9% increase over 2017).  Even with the higher animal and feed costs this past March […]

03 Jan

How is recent severe weather impacting agriculture?

How is recent severe weather impacting agriculture? Severe weather is an all too familiar subject and concern for farmers and ranchers.  And what a year 2017 has been.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has been tracking data on $1 billion+ weather events since 1980 that include droughts, floods, freezes, severe storms, tropical cyclones, […]