In this Issue:
  • 2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook
  • 2017 Weather Summary and First Quarter 2018 Outlook
  • La Niña Watch issued by the Climate Prediction Center
  • Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion
  • September Weather Summary, Hurricane Nate and the Last Quarter Outlook
  • Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture
  • Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery
  • Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane
  • Florida’s Farm Families Are Slowly Recovering from Losses Inflicted by Hurricane Irma
  • Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video
  • Weather

    2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook

    Weather had a dramatic impact on range, pasture, and hay production in the Southern Region in 2017.  The dramatic extremes of excessive rainfall received in Texas and Florida from hurricanes, to abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions across the Southern U.S. this fall have led to lower levels of hay production and quality in many …

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    2017 Weather Summary and First Quarter 2018 Outlook

    2017 Annual Weather Summary

    There was considerable variation in the annual rainfall across the Panhandle in 2017. The graphic above shows National Weather Service’s estimated annual rainfall for the Florida Panhandle Counties.  Areas in purple received more than 80″, hot pink 70-80″, dark red 60-70″, red 50-60″, and light red 40-50″.

    The graphic above shows …

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    La Niña Watch issued by the Climate Prediction Center

     

    Clyde Fraisse, AgroClimate Project Director

    While ENSO-Neutral conditions are still present in the Pacific Ocean, a La Niña Watch was issued by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) on October 9, 2017. The chances for a La Nina to develop this Fall are around 60%, so this is a good time for growers …

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    Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion

    Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $2.5 billion.

    In an initial report released today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services estimated losses for each …

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    September Weather Summary, Hurricane Nate and the Last Quarter Outlook

    September was an unusually dry month across much of the Panhandle, considering we were all watching Tropical Storm Irma so closely.  You can see the red streaks where the outer-bands of Irma swung around on the eastern part of the region.  Leon, Liberty, Gadsden, Jackson, and Holmes Counties did get a boost from Tropical Storm …

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    Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture

    Farmers and ranchers throughout Florida are working tirelessly to restore food and fiber production for our state and the nation after Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on much of the state. The total economic loss for agriculture is expected to be in the billions.

    Hurricane Irma significantly impacted Florida agriculture throughout the state.  Florida Farm Bureau …

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    Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery

    Last week the featured video highlighted the terrible damage to the Citrus Industry in Southwest Florida caused by Hurricane Irma.  The damage from this storm was immense, but people all over the state are banding together to help people in need.  This week’s featured video, published by UF/IFAS News, shares how more than 200 …

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    Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane

    As if the fall season wasn’t challenging enough from a pest and disease perspective, throw in a hurricane and it gets much worse. Luckily, the storm missed most of the Panhandle. Tomato and cucurbit producing areas in Gadsden and Jackson counties likely saw the greatest impacts from Hurricane Irma. The biggest problem was the wind …

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    Florida’s Farm Families Are Slowly Recovering from Losses Inflicted by Hurricane Irma

    Source:  Florida Farm Bureau

    The resiliency of Florida’s farmers and ranchers is on full display in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. They are working to restore food and fiber production for this state and the nation, despite the widespread destruction of crops, buildings, fencing and other property lost to wind and water damage.

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    Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video

    This week’s featured video was a CBS News report on the damage from Hurricane Irma to Citrus in Southwest Florida.  The story features Paul Meador, Citrus Grower and Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Regional Vegetable Agent, who were out earlier this week assessing damage to crops and citrus in Hendry County.  McAvoy estimates there were more …

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