drought http://kbia.org en Army Corps continues Mississippi River rock removal http://kbia.org/post/army-corps-continues-mississippi-river-rock-removal <p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is picking up where it left off in clearing rock from barge channels in the Mississippi River.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:28:57 +0000 Joseph Leahy 45106 at http://kbia.org Army Corps continues Mississippi River rock removal Drought: Killing trees slowly http://kbia.org/post/drought-killing-trees-slowly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>In much of mid-Missouri during June, July and August, rainfall was well below normal.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Gary Grigsby 42557 at http://kbia.org Drought: Killing trees slowly Corn disease declines in corn belt, spreads to new areas http://kbia.org/post/corn-disease-declines-corn-belt-spreads-new-areas <div id="lead" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 4px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239); color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">The dry conditions of the past two growing seasons may have frustrated many Missouri corn farmers, but it may have had at least one positive effect on their crop. A corn disease that peaked in 2011 has been on the wane.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:58:32 +0000 Person: Amy Mayer 41903 at http://kbia.org Corn disease declines in corn belt, spreads to new areas USDA projects 'flash drought' will lower crop yields http://kbia.org/post/usda-projects-flash-drought-will-lower-crop-yields <p>The driest August across northern Missouri since 1984 has the United States Department of Agriculture revising crop yield projections downward for the upcoming harvest.&nbsp; In addition, a continued drought plagues the northern part of the state, with 20 counties affected by what the National Weather Service calls a “severe drought”.</p><p>“Drought has and always will be a part of the Missouri landscape,” said University of Missouri Climatologist Pat Guinan.&nbsp; However, he characterizes the last few weeks as a flash drought, and a “drought on steroids.”</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:54:59 +0000 Ben Turner 40574 at http://kbia.org USDA projects 'flash drought' will lower crop yields Drought Conditions Plaguing Northern Missouri http://kbia.org/post/drought-conditions-plaguing-northern-missouri <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drought conditions are again plaguing the northern half of Missouri, according to the latest U.S. drought monitor report.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A large portion of north central Missouri is experiencing severe drought (D2), with most of the rest of northern Missouri in moderate drought (D1). &#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, there's a strip of land stretching from St. Louis to Kansas City to northwest of St. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 39831 at http://kbia.org Drought Conditions Plaguing Northern Missouri Much of northern Mo. experiencing flash drought http://kbia.org/post/much-northern-mo-experiencing-flash-drought <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Parts of southern Missouri experienced flash flooding this past month. Now parts of northern Missouri are in a flash drought.</p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:58:46 +0000 Associated Press 39815 at http://kbia.org Much of northern Mo. experiencing flash drought Environmental group says drought losses avoidable http://kbia.org/post/environmental-group-says-drought-losses-avoidable <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Farmers across the country received more than $17 billion in federal crop insurance payouts after last year’s drought. A report released on Tuesday by an environmental group blames farmers for not doing enough to shield the soil against the heat.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:00:28 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 39501 at http://kbia.org Environmental group says drought losses avoidable Despite rain, drought still an issue for Missouri http://kbia.org/post/despite-rain-drought-still-issue-missouri <p>Drought remains a threat to Missouri, despite the wet spring and improved rainfall this summer. &nbsp;</p><p>Right now, a large portion of northwest Missouri is experiencing moderate drought conditions, while the rest of the state is classified as either “abnormally dry” or normal.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:17:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37888 at http://kbia.org Despite rain, drought still an issue for Missouri Field Notes: The historical impact of drought http://kbia.org/post/field-notes-historical-impact-drought <p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Peggy Lowe 35806 at http://kbia.org Field Notes: The historical impact of drought Grillers beware: Drought driving beef prices up http://kbia.org/post/grillers-beware-drought-driving-beef-prices <p>If you've experienced sticker shock shopping for ground beef or steak recently, be prepared for an entire summer of high beef prices.</p><p><a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/blog/1556/field-notes-drought-will-continue-haunt-beef-industry/5#.UbVNVZz9XTg">Multi-year droughts in states</a> that produce most of the country's beef cattle have driven up costs to historic highs. Last year, ranchers culled deep into their herds — some even liquidated all their cattle — which pushed the U.S. cattle herd to its lowest point since the 1950s.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:00:37 +0000 Luke Runyon 35336 at http://kbia.org Grillers beware: Drought driving beef prices up New MU website helps farmers track rainfall and nitrogen loss http://kbia.org/post/new-mu-website-helps-farmers-track-rainfall-and-nitrogen-loss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A University of Missouri plant scientist has<a href="http://plantsci.missouri.edu/nutrientmanagement/Nitrogen/Nitrogen watch 2013/nitrogen watch 2013.htm"> launched a website</a> that allows crop producers to track rainfall and the risk of nitrogen loss during the spring seasons.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:34:16 +0000 Alyssa Strickland 34759 at http://kbia.org New MU website helps farmers track rainfall and nitrogen loss Who Paid For Last Summer's Drought? You Did http://kbia.org/post/who-paid-last-summers-drought-you-did Say the words "crop insurance" and most people start to yawn. For years, few nonfarmers knew much about these government-subsidized insurance policies, and even fewer found any fault with them. Wed, 01 May 2013 22:29:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 33013 at http://kbia.org Who Paid For Last Summer's Drought? You Did Congressmen aim to improve river management during droughts and floods http://kbia.org/post/congressmen-aim-improve-river-management-during-droughts-and-floods <p>Two freshman Congressmen from southern Illinois want the Army Corps of Engineers to start thinking of ways it can coordinate river management to keep cargo traffic flowing during droughts or floods. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:57:48 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 31091 at http://kbia.org Congressmen aim to improve river management during droughts and floods Winter storm could provide some short-term drought relief in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/winter-storm-could-provide-some-short-term-drought-relief-missouri <P>The winter storm that dumped several inches of snow and ice across much of Missouri may bring some short-term relief to the state’s drought conditions.</P> <P>Kelly Smith is Director of Marketing and Commodities for the <A href="http://www.mofb.org/">Missouri Farm Bureau</A>.&#160; He says the winter storm arrived on the heels of recent rain events, helping saturate the soil.</P> <P>“This snow is gonna slowly melt into the ground," Smith said.&#160; "We will get some runoff from it in some areas because they got a 10 to 13-inch snow…we had areas in our state as high as 13, maybe even 15, inches up in north of (the) Kansas City area.” Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:54:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29364 at http://kbia.org Winter storm could provide some short-term drought relief in Missouri Winter wheat farmers face pressure; new ballooning record set in Antarctica http://kbia.org/post/winter-wheat-farmers-face-pressure-new-ballooning-record-set-antarctica <p></p><p></p><p>This week, we'll hear how some winter wheat farmers are faring in the new year, and talk to a researcher that helped set a new ballooning record in Antarctica.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:48:14 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 27803 at http://kbia.org Winter wheat farmers face pressure; new ballooning record set in Antarctica