drought 2013 http://kbia.org en 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 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 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