Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

USDA announces new Farm Bill program to help with losses from severe weather

On Tuesday the USDA announced a new Farm Bill initiative to assist agricultural producers with losses from severe weather, including drought, according to Growing Georgia.   They report “The Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion, available nationwide for farmers of select crops starting next spring, allows eligible producers who have been…
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Rain may ease drought next week

The 7-day QPF forecast gives the Southeast a high likelihood of significant rains, especially in Alabama where drought has been growing over the last few weeks.  Rainfall amounts of greater than 4 inches may occur in isolated areas of northern Alabama, and rainfalls of over 1.5 inches should cover most…
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