Drought http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/5981/more en Many farmers purchase crop insurance early while drought persists in certain areas http://farmindustrynews.com/business/many-farmers-purchase-crop-insurance-early-while-drought-persists-certain-areas <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Crop Insurance Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As of May 6, 2013 more than 240,000 crop insurance policies have been purchased. 47% of the U.S. remains in some stage of drought, compared to roughly 37% a year ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/business/many-farmers-purchase-crop-insurance-early-while-drought-persists-certain-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/business/many-farmers-purchase-crop-insurance-early-while-drought-persists-certain-areas#comments Business Drought Crop Thu, 09 May 2013 21:10:00 +0000 64422 at http://farmindustrynews.com Grants help farms, ranches build resilience to drought http://farmindustrynews.com/business/grants-help-farms-ranches-build-resilience-drought <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These grants will fund projects benefiting several states that were significantly impacted by last year's drought.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/business/grants-help-farms-ranches-build-resilience-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/business/grants-help-farms-ranches-build-resilience-drought#comments Business Drought Fri, 05 Apr 2013 00:50:00 +0000 63731 at http://farmindustrynews.com Products from Novozymes help get plants off to good start after drought http://farmindustrynews.com/seed/products-novozymes-help-get-plants-good-start-after-drought <div class="node-body video-body"><p> Cathy Soanes, customer solutions manager, Novozymes BioAg Inc., gives an overview of some of the company&#39;s products that will help customers get their plants off to a good start this spring after the 2012 drought. Visit <a href="http://www.bioag.novozymes.com/en/products/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">bioag.novozymes.com</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/seed/products-novozymes-help-get-plants-good-start-after-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/seed/products-novozymes-help-get-plants-good-start-after-drought#comments Seed Drought Seed Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:24:00 +0000 63231 at http://farmindustrynews.com DuPont Pioneer doubles amount of Aquamax drought-tolerant corn hybrids for 2013 http://farmindustrynews.com/corn-hybrids/dupont-pioneer-doubles-amount-aquamax-drought-tolerant-corn-hybrids-2013 <div class="node-body article-body"><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"> At a recent media event in Johnston, Iowa, DuPont Pioneer announced that it is doubling the number of Optimum AQUAmax drought-tolerant corn hybrids from 22 in 2012 to 44 in 2013. With the U.S. Drought monitor continuing to show drought as a major problem well into this month, more and more growers are asking about drought-tolerant hybrids, says Reed Mayberry, senior marketing manager, DuPont Pioneer.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/corn-hybrids/dupont-pioneer-doubles-amount-aquamax-drought-tolerant-corn-hybrids-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/corn-hybrids/dupont-pioneer-doubles-amount-aquamax-drought-tolerant-corn-hybrids-2013#comments Corn hybrids DuPont Drought Seed Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:05:00 +0000 62931 at http://farmindustrynews.com IFES 2012: 2013 projected crop farm incomes: A drought reprieve http://farmindustrynews.com/business/ifes-2012-2013-projected-crop-farm-incomes-drought-reprieve <div class="field-byline"> Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <strong>2012 Crop farm incomes</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/business/ifes-2012-2013-projected-crop-farm-incomes-drought-reprieve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/business/ifes-2012-2013-projected-crop-farm-incomes-drought-reprieve#comments Business Drought Management Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:03:00 +0000 61641 at http://farmindustrynews.com Abundant hay, continuing drought, mineral feeder http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/abundant-hay-continuing-drought-mineral-feeder <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> A normal year for growing hay is cutting three to four times a growing season. The drought year of 2012 produced five cuttings of alfalfa.&nbsp;The hay season started early and received enough rain to keep growing all summer until November. Alfalfa is a plant with a tap root that was able to use what subsoil moisture was available.<img alt="" src="/site-files/farmindustrynews.com/files/uploads/2012/12/ears%20found%20baling%20copy.jpg" style="width: 254px; height: 190px; margin: 3px; float: left;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/abundant-hay-continuing-drought-mineral-feeder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/abundant-hay-continuing-drought-mineral-feeder#comments Business Drought Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:33:00 +0000 61391 at http://farmindustrynews.com Food industry taking steps to soften impact of 2012 drought on consumers http://farmindustrynews.com/business/food-industry-taking-steps-soften-impact-2012-drought-consumers <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Consumers appear to be better educated about the impact of the 2012 drought on crop yields and livestock numbers and are taking actions to try to lessen the pain of the weather-related food price increases, a food industry expert says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/business/food-industry-taking-steps-soften-impact-2012-drought-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/business/food-industry-taking-steps-soften-impact-2012-drought-consumers#comments Business Drought Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:48:00 +0000 61201 at http://farmindustrynews.com AEM market data helps members assess drought’s effect on sales http://farmindustrynews.com/business/aem-market-data-helps-members-assess-drought-s-effect-sales <div class="field-byline"> Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> As the lower 48 states experienced the third hottest summer on record and nearly 80% of agricultural land has been affected by the first major drought since 1988, many AEM member companies may be wondering what effect this will have on equipment sales.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.aem.org/News/Advisors/AEM/?A=850">Based on data compiled by AEM&rsquo;s market intelligence staff</a>, the short answer is &ndash; it may not be as significant as many think.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/business/aem-market-data-helps-members-assess-drought-s-effect-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/business/aem-market-data-helps-members-assess-drought-s-effect-sales#comments Business Drought Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:47:00 +0000 60691 at http://farmindustrynews.com Farmers need to watch for drought-induced herbicide carryover http://farmindustrynews.com/herbicides/farmers-need-watch-drought-induced-herbicide-carryover <div class="field-byline"> Jennifer Stewart, Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> This summer&#39;s lack of rain has translated into the potential for summer-applied herbicides to carry over into winter wheat or even spring-planted corn and soybean crops - something growers need to be monitoring, two Purdue Extension weed scientists say.</p> <p> In a normal year, soil moisture helps dissipate herbicide soil concentrations, but in a drought year, the lack of moisture slows that process. Some herbicides might carry over and exceed the labeled crop rotation restrictions meant to prevent injury to the next crop.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/herbicides/farmers-need-watch-drought-induced-herbicide-carryover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/herbicides/farmers-need-watch-drought-induced-herbicide-carryover#comments Herbicides Drought Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:12:00 +0000 60291 at http://farmindustrynews.com Worsening drought picture for Minnesota http://farmindustrynews.com/business/worsening-drought-picture-minnesota <div class="field-byline"> Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> As one of the driest Septembers in state history comes to an end, the drought situation in Minnesota is being assessed by a number of state agencies as well as University of Minnesota Extension.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/business/worsening-drought-picture-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/business/worsening-drought-picture-minnesota#comments Business Drought Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:58:00 +0000 59701 at http://farmindustrynews.com