Tagged drought

Farm Management
April 18, 2017
Survey Says New York Growers Lost More than 70% of Crop Last Year
Growers say they suffered more than 50% crop losses in Western New York. Read More
Farm Management
February 14, 2017
Californians Holding Breath as More Storms Loom
Nearly 200,000 people evacuated below nation’s tallest dam; even growers have had enough for now. Read More
Farm Management
January 4, 2017
California Snowpack Below Average – For Now
The January 3 measurement was disheartening, but a big, fat blanket of snow fell during the following week, and the state’s biggest reservoirs have levels well above average. Read More
December 12, 2016
California Drought Relief Bill Passes
Senate overwhelmingly approves bill authorizing water projects across the U.S. Read More
November 21, 2016
California Now Has More Than 100 Million Dead Trees
In 2016 alone, 62 million trees have died from drought and several other factors. Read More
Farm Management
October 11, 2016
Disaster Areas Declared For East Coast States Due To Spring Freeze, Drought
Assistance is available for growers who experienced a damaging hard freeze in the spring and extreme drought in the summer. Read More
October 5, 2016
Almond Industry Slams Land Use Study For Inaccuracies
Crying foul, the Almond Board of California says criticism of industry based on highly questionable data. Read More
Farm Management
September 24, 2016
Water Woes Continue In Northeast
Hydrologist says this year’s conditions are bad but are part of a typical water cycle. Read More
Cleared farmland at 31 Produce in Ft. Myers, FL
Farm Management
September 13, 2016
USDA Expands New York Primary Disaster Areas
More counties have been added to the original disaster declaration, and more growers are eligible for funding assistance. Read More
Farm Management
September 10, 2016
Drought Rages On In Northeast
Growers see bright side of dry conditions with possibility of sweeter fruit. Read More
drought management; irrigation; water management
Farm Management
August 31, 2016
Disaster Area Declared For New York, New Hampshire Counties Due To Dry Conditions
Northeast has experienced a significant drop in rainfall this year. Read More
August 19, 2016
Parts Of New York Now In Extreme Drought
Water deficits starting to cause concern for fire, water shortages in the Empire State. Read More
August 16, 2016
Growers Optimistic Despite Drought
Growers say continued heat could cause early ripening, still expect season to progress as planned. Read More
August 5, 2016
Move Over, El Niño, La Niña To Affect Fall Weather
U.S. forecast calls for cool, wet conditions in the Northwest; drought to continue in West; warmth in the East; and stormy in the Southeast. Read More
July 30, 2016
Drought Parches Eastern Parts Of U.S.
Conditions worsen in Massachusetts and New York. Read More
Farm Management
July 9, 2016
Drought Hits Parts Of Michigan, Western New York, Massachusetts
States experiencing continuous dry months and lessening topsoil moisture. Read More
May 10, 2016
California Governor Signs Executive Order To Continue Water Savings
Rule updates existing requirements for agriculture water management plans. Read More
April 6, 2016
New Technology May Help Crops Survive Drought And Save Water
Research from Purdue University may be valuable to commercial growers and useful for many species of plants. Read More
March 15, 2016
Experts Weigh In On Water Year
While the situation seems to be improving, California still has about 5.5 million acre-feet less surface water storage than average for this time of year. Read More
March 7, 2016
Western Growers Takes Aim At Lost El Niño Water
Association launches new water web page and digital media campaign. Read More
The Latest
May 26, 2017
Jury Sides with University in Strawberry…
Decision says former breeders infringed on UC patents to develop material for corporate breeding firm. Read More
May 25, 2017
Stolen Hives Recovered in Nearly $1M Hei…
Man likely stole hives from across the state of California in the last three years. Read More
Farm Management
May 25, 2017
Plight of Trade Policy Grounding Many U.…
Much-needed investments in labor-saving technology could be key to long-term survival. Read More
Farm Management
May 25, 2017
Florida Farm Winning Case for Medicinal …
Judge rules in favor of 3 Boys Farm in the quest to expand its crop/business portfolio. Read More
May 25, 2017
Are We Overstating the World’s Ove…
If growers can’t achieve a fair return on investment and stay in business, it won’t matter what the population is in 2050. We all will be trouble. Read More
May 24, 2017
Falcons Scare off Other Birds at Duncan …
It collaborates with a firm that uses trained falcons to intimidate and scare off nuisance birds such as the horned larks and pigeons that frequent the area. Read More
May 24, 2017
Organic Growers in Turmoil (Opinion)
Although consumers are demanding, and getting more organic produce options, growers are grappling with fundamental questions. Read More
Sweet Corn
May 24, 2017
Stay on Your A Game to Conquer Corn Leaf…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable pest. Read More
May 23, 2017
Search is on For Next Crop of Florida Ag…
Nomination period now open for longtime industry honor. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 23, 2017
Grower Shares Personal Impact of Labor S…
USApple leader Phil Glaize of Virginia stresses need for reform with current labor regulations, programs at Congressional briefing on agriculture labor crisis. Read More
Stone Fruit
May 23, 2017
Northeast Peach Crop Rebounds
After a mild winter and relatively uneventful bloom time, the crop is setting up nicely for the region. Read More
May 23, 2017
Researchers Examining Potential for Long…
Team at Penn State University using low and high tunnels and plastic coverings to extend raspberry and strawberry seasons. Read More
May 23, 2017
Webinar Series Highlights New Research o…
National Pollinator Week webinar showcases research to improve honeybee colony health by 2020. Read More
May 23, 2017
California Lemon Growers Sue USDA
Lemon industry files suit against rule allowing importation of Argentine lemons. Read More
May 23, 2017
Insects (Bad and Good) Make for Interest…
Disease-fighting bees and the deadly citrus psyllid were at the center of two recent, research-fueled out-of-office adventures. Read More
Crop Protection
May 23, 2017
Valent Grants Organic Farming Scholarshi…
University of Florida Doctor of Plant Medicine student receives $1,500 toward the development of training materials. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
May 23, 2017
In Quest for Low-Seeded Citrus, It Takes…
Momentum for viable mandarin hybrids for Florida reaching a peak in the land down under. Read More
GenNext Growers
May 22, 2017
How to Make Dollars and Sense of Today&#…
Despite current challenges impacting the future of the North American fruit and vegetable industry, there are opportunities to be had. Read More