A tornado that touched down near Chetek, Wisconsin took the life of a longtime Jennie-O Turkey Store employee and damaged six turkey barns. Forty-five-year-old Eric Gavin was at home getting ready for his job at the factory when the storm hit a northwestern Wisconsin mobile home park. More than two dozen individuals were injured in […]
Over the weekend, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue took a first-hand look at the damage to agriculture and rural communities in Arkansas caused by recent flooding. Governor Asa Hutchinson said the flood has cost the state $21 million, however total damage costs were expected to grow as that figure didn’t even include losses for farmers. After […]
Our hearts go out to these families from Douglas County, Colorado, after a woman and her horse were killed and a teenager was seriously injured from lightning Sunday afternoon. According to KRDO NewsChannel 13, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported a 37-year-old woman and the horse she was riding died on scene. A 15-year-old girl, […]
Aaron Hackmann was happy to see the sun shining from his new ‘lakeside property in Chamois, Missouri after a week of heavy rain and historic flooding.
It could be up to three weeks for the snow to melt and to know for sure, but the Colorado Farm Bureau estimates last weekend’s spring snowstorm in Southeast Colorado took the lives of thousands of cattle and destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of crops. In response, the CFB has activated its Disaster Relief […]
After an ice storm, it’s time to tend to damaged trees. Kansas State University Extension offers these tips.
During this year’s holiday season, many residents across the Northern Plains were reminded how quickly extreme winter weather challenges can take away the power and why a quality generator is a must for every farm. “Although we are not able to control the weather, there are things we can do to be prepared when we […]
Livestock producers with smaller size herds will be able to keep their cattle cooler more affordably this summer with the newest mobile shade model, the SH500, from the Shade Haven company. The Viroqua, Wisconsin company is the world’s leader in innovative mobile shade structures for agricultural and commercial applications. The Shade Haven company first introduced […]
Happy Winter Solstice! Besides being the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year, there are a few other facts to the first day of winter. According to the Farmers Almanac, the solstice is the beginning of astronomical winter. Astronomical seasons are based on the position of the Earth in relation to the […]
Winter is setting in … are your horses ready? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach suggests these winter equine management tips.