The National Weather Service in Riverton says that “dry conditions continue to increase in intensity across much of Wyoming.” “A very dry Spring and early Summer has expanded drought conditions across much of Wyoming in July,” the NWS in Riverton said on Thursday, July 30. “This will also increase the Fire Danger across the region.”
Dozens of people stood in line at Sunflower Orchards’ booth at the Overland Park Farmers’ Market, waiting to buy peaches and blackberries. But those who didn’t get in line early enough Saturday morning lost their chance for the peaches. Sunflower Orchards lost about half of its crop, owner Lance Hall said.
A lack of bees in agricultural areas is limiting the supply of some food crops, a new US-based study has found, suggesting that declines in the pollinators may have serious ramifications for global food security. Species of wild bees, such as bumblebees, are suffering from a loss of flowering habitat, the use of toxic pesticides and, increasingly, the climate crisis.
Farmers and ranchers breathed a sign of relief after Hurricane Hanna's storm surges brutalized other areas of the Coastal Bend. Fortunately, several local farmers tell, they took a hit, but didn’t see devastating damages to their crops. Late July and early August is when farmers such as Ray Patrick begin to harvest their cotton crops.
Just a few decades ago, sandhill cranes were a rare sight to behold in Wisconsin. But since then, their population has grown exponentially and they're causing economic distress to crop farmers. Matt Gies, a corn, soybean and wheat farmer from Berlin, said the cranes appear in droves once the snow starts melting in spring.
First low prices, then a pandemic, and now drought. This year brought many economic challenges for wheat growers. Farming is a risky business, and crop insurance is one of the most important policy tools that is relied on to mitigate risk. Unlike other farm programs and ad hoc disaster assistance, crop insurance is a public-private partnership which means growers pay into the system and must have an indemnifiable crop loss to receive a payment.
The sun beat down through a nearly cloudless sky as customers exited the air-conditioned comfort of their cars early Wednesday afternoon, choosing to walk through 90-degree heat to visit a New Danville farm stand. Behind the counter, a woman working at The Corn Wagon said business has been booming, but the produce market wasn’t without its setbacks.
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