New temperature inversion tool helps assess dicamba drift risk

· November 21, 2017

Kansas State University has a new tool to help farmers assess when temperature inversions occur in their region — information that can be very useful in assessing the risk for dicamba drift. The EPA listed temperature inversion as a factor that contributes to the unintentional spread of dicamba into areas that weren’t targeted. Temperature inversion […]

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Montana fires: Here’s what the nation hasn’t seen

· September 6, 2017

While our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and in the path of Hurricane Irma, we must not forget about our ag community up north. As of August 31, the state of Montana has fought 1,589 fires, scorching more than 759,000 acres. Many Montana ranchers are facing long-term livestock challenges amid the […]

Jennie-O Turkey loses employee, six barns to WI tornado

· May 18, 2017

A tornado that touched down near Chetek, Wisconsin took the life of a longtime Jennie-O Turkey Store employee and damaged six turkey barns. Forty-five-year-old Eric Gavin was at home getting ready for his job at the factory when the storm hit a northwestern Wisconsin mobile home park. More than two dozen individuals were injured in […]

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Browns Farm: Before and after Arkansas flood

· May 10, 2017

Over the weekend, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue took a first-hand look at the damage to agriculture and rural communities in Arkansas caused by recent flooding. Governor Asa Hutchinson said the flood has cost the state $21 million, however total damage costs were expected to grow as that figure didn’t even include losses for farmers. After […]

Lightning bolt kills Colorado woman, horse

· May 8, 2017

Our hearts go out to these families from Douglas County, Colorado, after a woman and her horse were killed and a teenager was seriously injured from lightning Sunday afternoon. According to KRDO NewsChannel 13, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported a 37-year-old woman and the horse she was riding died on scene. A 15-year-old girl, […]

Colorado snowstorm took thousands of cattle, crop acres

· May 4, 2017

It could be up to three weeks for the snow to melt and to know for sure, but the Colorado Farm Bureau estimates last weekend’s spring snowstorm in Southeast Colorado took the lives of thousands of cattle and destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of crops. In response, the CFB has activated its Disaster Relief […]

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