drought http://kbia.org en Drought hammers winter wheat across the Plains http://kbia.org/post/drought-hammers-winter-wheat-across-plains-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Much of the Midwest and the Plains have been battling drought for years. And the current winter wheat crop looks like it will be one of the worst in recent memory, stressing farmers in the heart of the Wheat Belt – from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:56:42 +0000 Ariana Brocious 55192 at http://kbia.org Drought hammers winter wheat across the Plains Under the Microscope: Drought, PED vaccines http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-drought-ped-vaccines <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom </span>Vilsack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently announced $3.9 million in funding toward developing a vaccine for a disease crushing hog farms.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:41:07 +0000 Kristofor Husted 55188 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: Drought, PED vaccines Drought hammers winter wheat across the Plains http://kbia.org/post/drought-hammers-winter-wheat-across-plains <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Much of the Midwest and the Plains have been battling drought for years. And the current winter wheat crop looks like it will be one of the worst in recent memory, stressing farmers in the heart of the Wheat Belt – from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Ariana Brocious 55191 at http://kbia.org Drought hammers winter wheat across the Plains Under the Microscope: Drought moves cattle, pig stem cells http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-drought-moves-cattle-pig-stem-cells <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a long time, Texas was the center of cattle country. But drought is re-shaping the beef map and raising the price of steak. Ranchers are moving their herds from California to Colorado and from Texas to Nebraska by the thousands. They’re seeking refuge from dry weather and, as Harvest Public Media’s Grant </span>Gerlock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, cattle producers in the Midwest are making the most of it.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 54832 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: Drought moves cattle, pig stem cells Midwest a cattle paradise as drought stretches beef country http://kbia.org/post/midwest-cattle-paradise-drought-stretches-beef-country <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Drought is re-shaping the beef map and raising the price of steak. Ranchers are moving herds&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_25773718/california-cattle-short-food-finding-way-colorado" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-size: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">from California to </a><a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_25773718/california-cattle-short-food-finding-way-colorado" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">Colorado</a>and<span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://lubbockonline.com/agriculture/2014-03-02/texas-trails-nebraska-number-cattle-feeding#.U5dGJPmwJcQ" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-size: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">from Texas to Nebraska</a><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;seeking refuge from dry weather. And cattle producers in the Midwest are making the most of it.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 54833 at http://kbia.org Midwest a cattle paradise as drought stretches beef country 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 Drought takes head start into 2013 http://kbia.org/post/drought-takes-head-start-2013 <p></p><p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; margin-bottom: 1.1em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">2012 was a drought year for the record books. It was the warmest year ever recorded in&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;"><u><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/dmx/2012%20DSM%20MonthlyTables.pdf" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Des Moines, Iowa</a></u></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">,&nbsp;</span><u style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;"><strong><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=top&amp;storyid=91143&amp;source=0" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Topeka, Kan.</a></strong></u><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">, and&nbsp;</span><u style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;"><strong><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lsx&amp;storyid=81645&amp;source=0" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Columbia, Mo.</a></strong></u><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">&nbsp;and the driest ever in&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;"><u><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=gid&amp;storyid=91110&amp;source=0" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Grand Island, Neb.</a>&nbsp;</u></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">The question is whether 2013 will be any different.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:12:58 +0000 Grant Gerlock 27801 at http://kbia.org Drought takes head start into 2013 Drought Puts The Squeeze On Already Struggling Fish Farms http://kbia.org/post/drought-puts-squeeze-already-struggling-fish-farms This year's drought delivered a pricey punch to US aquaculture, the business of raising fish like bass and catfish for food. Worldwide, aquaculture has grown into a $119 billion industry, but the lack of water and high temperatures in 2012 hurt many U.S. fish farmers who were already struggling to compete on a global scale.<p>At <a href="http://osagecatfisheries.com/about.asp">Osage Catfisheries</a>, about one mile off the highway in rural, central Missouri, there are dozens of rectangular ponds with rounded corners. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:48:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 26783 at http://kbia.org Drought Puts The Squeeze On Already Struggling Fish Farms Year in review: a look back at the news from 2012 http://kbia.org/post/year-review-look-back-news-2012 <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 23:32:17 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 26648 at http://kbia.org Year in review: a look back at the news from 2012 Deer season a boost for business in Kirksville http://kbia.org/post/deer-season-boost-business-kirksville <p>Northeast Missouri is popular this time of year for its deer hunting, but many local businesses worried the drought would have a negative effect on the deer population this year. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:53:26 +0000 Wendy Mader 25110 at http://kbia.org Deer season a boost for business in Kirksville Reports shows drought is getting worse http://kbia.org/post/reports-shows-drought-getting-worse <p>A new report shows that the nation's worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of improving conditions. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:07:13 +0000 Associated Press 24884 at http://kbia.org Reports shows drought is getting worse MU veterinarian reports rise in equine pigeon fever http://kbia.org/post/mu-veterinarian-reports-rise-equine-pigeon-fever <p>The lengthy drought this past summer in Missouri not only affected crops, but it's affecting horses, too. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:00:31 +0000 Taeler De Haes 24518 at http://kbia.org MU veterinarian reports rise in equine pigeon fever Drought and disease take a toll on Missouri's deer population http://kbia.org/post/drought-and-disease-take-toll-missouris-deer-population <p>It’s been a while since Jeff&nbsp;Lampe&nbsp;turned on his windshield wipers.&nbsp;But even on a rainy day like this it’s easy to see the toll the drought has taken on his land.</p><p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:26:34 +0000 Gina Cook 21742 at http://kbia.org Drought and disease take a toll on Missouri's deer population Nixon extends drought declaration http://kbia.org/post/nixon-extends-drought-declaration <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is extending his declaration of a state of emergency until mid-November because of drought, heat and the risk of fire.</p><p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:16:06 +0000 Associated Press 20895 at http://kbia.org Nixon extends drought declaration Corn harvest continues to speed ahead of schedule http://kbia.org/post/corn-harvest-continues-speed-ahead-schedule <p>The U.S. corn harvest continues ahead of schedule with some states nearly half-finished at a time when they usually are just getting started.</p><p>The USDA said Tuesday in its weekly crop update that little has changed in the condition of drought-damaged corn and soybeans. That's because the plants are too far along for recent rain to make a difference.</p><p>Corn was planted several weeks earlier this year and matured more quickly in the summer heat, allowing farmers to start harvesting early.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:49:13 +0000 Associated Press 20593 at http://kbia.org Corn harvest continues to speed ahead of schedule Mo. drought relief program totals $29M for farmers http://kbia.org/post/mo-drought-relief-program-totals-29m-farmers <p>A Missouri program to improve the water supplies of drought-stricken farmers could end up costing nearly 15 times the original estimate.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon announced a $2 million program a month ago in which the state would cover 90 percent of the cost for farmers to drill or deepen wells or expand their irrigation systems. But demand far exceeded expectations, and the governor expanded the program.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:06:32 +0000 Associated Press 20146 at http://kbia.org