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Lasting effects of an ongoing drought

A cow-calf producer and feedlot operator from north-central Kansas says the ongoing drought conditions have changed how his farm operates. Philip Weltmer from Smith County says he traditionally uses wheat straw for feed rations and bedding, but a poor crop caused him to switch... Read More.

Wetter weather has mixed effects in Tennessee

A shift to wetter weather in Tennessee during January recharged soil moisture but had some drawbacks. Up to a foot of snow in parts of the state mid-month accompanied bitterly cold conditions, which led to extra hay feeding by livestock producers. While a move to... Read More.