Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Most drought washed away by Hurricane Michael

The latest Drought Monitor map, released this morning, shows that a lot of the drought that was in the Southeast last week has been reduced or removed by the rain from Hurricane Michael which occurred last week after the DM was finalized. There are still a few small patches of…
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Post-Hurricane Producers Meeting in Tifton, GA on Monday October 22

If you are in the area that has been affected by Hurricane Michael and need advice about recovering from storm-related damage or ways to learn about post-disaster programs, you may want to consider attending this meeting in Tifton, GA on October 22.  Presentations will include multiple USDA agencies and Southwest Georgia…
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Updated agricultural losses for Georgia from Hurricane Michael

I ran across this image of an updated list of agricultural losses due to Hurricane Michael on Facebook tonight. I am sure there will be more stories about this tomorrow, but I wanted to share it tonight. You can find a clearer copy of the text at http://southeastagnet.com/2018/10/17/hurricane-michael-georgia-agriculture/ from SEAgNet. The estimates…
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October 2018 so far is much warmer than normal

Has it felt like October to you? Probably not unless you live in southern Florida. Most of the region has been experiencing temperatures that are well above normal in both daytime highs and nighttime lows. If this continued, it would no doubt be a record-setting month. But with a cold…
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