Smoky Skies and Reduced Air Quality Return to the Midwest and Mid-South Jun 29, 2023

    🕔Jun 29, 2023
    Wildfire smoke from Canada returned to the upper Midwest and extended to the Mid-South and Mid-Atlantic this week, resulting in poor air quality in some regions along with reduced visibility. […]

    More Than 8,000 Homes Saved During 2022 Texas Wildfire Season Jan 3, 2023

    🕔Jan 3, 2023
    Barbara Peeler credits firefighters with saving her family’s ranch. When a fire started on a highway bordering the A.M. Peeler Ranch in southern Atascosa County in March, Peeler said the […]

    Texas: Availability of Low-Interest Physical Loss Loans for Producers Affected by Natural Disasters Jul 3, 2022

    🕔Jul 3, 2022
    Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected […]

    Kansas Fires Leave Ash, Pain at Ranches – DTN Dec 24, 2021

    🕔Dec 24, 2021
    It was too late to escape, so Jim Rathbun, 84 years old, didn’t run from the fire. He hid from it. He’d been in his home, just south of Natoma, […]

    Wildfires Hit Montana Grain Elevators – DTN Dec 3, 2021

    🕔Dec 3, 2021
    Four grain elevators in Denton, Montana, were lost to one of the wildfires this week that have been sweeping through parts of Montana as the state faces unusually dry, warm […]

    Ag Disaster Aid Added to Funding Bill – DTN Oct 1, 2021

    🕔Oct 1, 2021
    Farmers and ranchers whose operations were struck by natural disasters in 2020 or 2021 will receive new aid relief as part of a $10 billion provision added to the government […]

    Farm Taxes: Mitigating Potential Weather Related Consequences – DTN Sep 3, 2021

    🕔Sep 3, 2021
    What a wild ride. No, not COVID or politics. I’m talking about the weather — from drought and fires to floods. Because of the weather’s significant impact on farmers this […]

    Texas: What La Niña Means for the Winter Fire Season Mar 3, 2021

    🕔Mar 3, 2021
    Texas’ winter/spring wildfire season is about to begin. Fire experts predict it could be a particularly active season because of La Niña this year. The weather pattern often brings drier, […]

    USDA Announces Oct. 30 Deadline to Submit Wildfire, Hurricane Disaster Assistance Applications Oct 12, 2020

    🕔Oct 12, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and […]

    Drought Monitor Weekly: Fires Rage in the West, Heavy Rains, Flooding from Sally Sep 18, 2020

    🕔Sep 18, 2020
    Summary Dozens of dangerous and sometimes deadly wildfires continued to burn across the West, with the greatest concentration of blazes affecting the parched Pacific Coast States. By mid-September, 16 active […]


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