posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM
This week started with some delayed warm and dry conditions. The weather pattern allowed for corn planting to finally occur. But growers are still well behind the average pace as only 5 percent of the corn crop was in the ground according to USDA’s...
posted on April 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM
“The rain on the plain was mainly a pain” for many in rural America this week. Several rivers escaped their banks in Illinois, Missouri and the Dakotas.
High water in Spring Bay, Illinois near Peoria flooded homes and other low-lying areas....
posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM
The calendar says spring, but Mother Nature continues to disagree.
Heavy snow fell in the plains --- most recently in Nebraska and Minnesota --- where travel was slowed because of the precipitation.
posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Climatologists caution that the moisture doesn't signal the end of the stubborn drought that still has a hold on more than half the continental U.S.
posted on March 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM
Partisan bickering ends in gridlock, paving the way for $85 billion in mandatory spending cuts. A government study reveals fast food accounts for a significant portion of America’s diet. Another massive snowstorm brings much-needed moisture to the...
posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM
A late-winter storm socked portions of the Plains, Corn Belt and Great Lakes again this week, delivering much-needed moisture to an area still locked in the worst drought in half-a-century.
Over the weekend snow blanketed Denver, Colorado,...
posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM
As snow falls across America, the reduction of drought is slight.
This week’s snow cover map from Intellicast shows increasing snowpack in the northern states. But it it’s nowhere near the amount needed as evidenced by the University of...
posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM
Federal officials say they're confident that they'll be able to keep a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River open to barge traffic and avoid a shipping shutdown that the industry fears is imminent.
posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM
The storms that recently covered parts of the U.S. with snow won't be enough to ease the nation's drought. In fact, climatologists say, it would take historic snowfalls - an absurd amount, really - to undo the damage inflicted by one of the driest...
posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON(USDA) - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide $3 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program funds to five western states where record...
posted on June 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM
GRAND COULEE DAM, Wash (AP) - The giant concrete dams of the Pacific Northwest are overflowing with water.
posted on December 11, 2009 at 6:12 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency begins the process of regulating greenhouse gases. A massive snowstorm paralyzes the Midwest, stranding travelers and leaving millions of bushels of corn in the field. But, when it get's hot, dedicated volunteers...
posted on December 10, 2009 at 3:12 PM
Although "old man winter" hasn't OFFICIALLY arrived yet, a massive winter storm blew across the U.S this week leaving mountains of snow, blizzard conditions, and subzero wind chills in its wake.
posted on May 1, 2009 at 8:05 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo (AP) -- Snowy, soggy, chilly weather has taken a severe toll on sheep and cattle across the northern Great Plains this spring.
posted on April 25, 2008 at 8:04 PM
MARYSVILLE, Calif (AP) —Sacramento Valley farmers are calculating the damage from unusually cold spring weather that destroyed some crops in the bud.