Thursday, August 30, 2012

Drought conditions

  • Drought conditions worsen

    The absence of drought conditions in the state stretches through the westcentral part of North Dakota extending from Dunn County east through most of Mercer County, Oliver County, southeastern McLean County then northeast to Sheridan County.

  • The Latest USDA Drought Map Shows It's Still Getting Worse For Some Parts Of ...

    The latest drought map from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows "categorical improvements" in MidAtlantic states of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

  • Drought conditions cause more Columbia fires in 2012

    COLUMBIA—More than twice as many house fires have been reported this summer compared to last, and almost three times as many total fires have been reported so far this August alone compared to last August, according to Columbia Fire Department data ...

  • Drought conditions lead to early harvest

    OTTUMWA, IOWA -- The severe drought that has affected much of the country for months continues to affect heartland farmers.

  • Drought-stricken farmers forced to sell off cattle

    After good hay crops in recent years, there is precious little to buy today. Drought conditions ravaged the latest cut in June.

  • US Grain Users Test for Corn Toxin as Drought Spurs Mold Risk

    "We were well aware that aflatoxin could be an issue this year due to the historic drought conditions," Bill Northey, Iowa's secretary of agriculture, said in a statement on Aug. 28.

  • Drought conditions persist in SD over past week

    The report says drought conditions have not improved anywhere in the state. Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 91 percent short or very short, and subsoil moisture is 90 percent in those categories.

  • NRCS provides $1.6 million in drought assistance

    With this limited funding, higher priority will be given to those who have been in the exceptional drought conditions areas of the state the longest and will include additional criteria based on erodible soils and sensitive environmental areas.

  • Grape vines thrive in drought conditions

    Drought conditions are wreaking havoc across the country, zapping corn and soybean yields into dried, brown stalks. But in Georgia, one crop, albeit small, thrives in dry conditions that generate a higher quality product.

  • Renfrew County still under drought conditions

    The Ministry of Natural Resources issued a Level 2 drought warning for Renfrew County on July 19. The declaration was issued based on data showing significantly lower than historical average rainfall amounts and surface water levels on lakes, rivers ...

  • Drought conditions in parts of Hawaii plague cattle ranchers struggling to ...

    Ranchers in other parts of the state, where there are pockets of extreme drought conditions, are reporting the same to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.

  • Drought conditions cause cancellation of meeting

    EMC Lifestyle - The recent drought conditions in July and part of August unfortunately resulted in the cancellation of the Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society's Garden Show, which had been planned for Aug. 25.

  • Drought conditions persist in SD over past week

    The report says drought conditions have not improved anywhere in the state. Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 91 percent short or very short, and subsoil moisture is 90 percent in those categories.

  • Drought Conditions Strain Nebraska Agriculture

    However, this year's incredible drought conditions are helping increase awareness of where our nation's food supply comes from.

  • Dropping water levels raise power plant questions

    Drought conditions are draining a reservoir used to cool the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant, but officials of the eastern Kansas plant say there are no worries about safety or the ability to provide electricity to customers.

  • Drought conditions change little in Dakotas

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that conditions in the Dakotas have changed little over the past week.

  • Drought-tolerant corn pays dividends

    He says the Syngenta traits could improve yields up to 15 percent using native corn genes that provide a broad range of improvement during drought conditions. Those areas include not slowing growth, reducing the leaves rolling up, keeping the color in ...

  • Report: Illinois in full-fledged drought, improving slightly

    But this week's report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, while not exactly good, marks a slight improvement. For the 12th straight week, all of Illinois continues to experience abnormally dry conditions. Except for parts of the Chicago metro, the state ...

  • Water for livestock still a concern in many areas

    The precipitation statistics aside, much of Texas still suffered from drought conditions, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.

  • MSU Extension offers wildfire and drought resource programs

    BOZEMAN - With experts predicting Montana's wildfire season will extend through September and drought conditions in the state expanding, Montana State University Extension is continuing to offer webinar sessions and online resources to assist ranchers, ...

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