Water Shortage http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6261/more en Stronger El Niño could be one for the record books http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/stronger-el-ni-o-could-be-one-record-books <div class="node-body article-body">Hold on to your hats! If the latest weather models are right, the El Niño that dropped record rains on much of the Southwest and reversed a trending drought that was the one of the worst on record in Texas may be intensifying and is expected to not only last until winter but possibly into the growing season of 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/stronger-el-ni-o-could-be-one-record-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/stronger-el-ni-o-could-be-one-record-books#comments Water Shortage Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:27:00 +0000 93521 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas farmers and ranchers have more moisture available than they’ve had for the past five years http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-farmers-and-ranchers-have-more-moisture-available-they-ve-had-past-five-years <div class="node-body gallery-body">El Niño will continue well into fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-farmers-and-ranchers-have-more-moisture-available-they-ve-had-past-five-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-farmers-and-ranchers-have-more-moisture-available-they-ve-had-past-five-years#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:37:00 +0000 93471 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Blue skies, white, puffy clouds and light brown wheat create a nice contrast.</p> Drought officially over for Texas, most of Southwest http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-officially-over-texas-most-southwest <div class="node-body article-body">Texas is drought-free for first time since April, 2010.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-officially-over-texas-most-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-officially-over-texas-most-southwest#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:45:00 +0000 93461 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>No drought remaining in Texas.</p> Dry conditions expected for Texas through July http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dry-conditions-expected-texas-through-july <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas can 'say goodbye to the rain for a while."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dry-conditions-expected-texas-through-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/dry-conditions-expected-texas-through-july#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:26:00 +0000 93391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Drier weather allowed producers in many parts of the state to catch up on hay production, according to weekly reports from Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service county agents.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Robert Burns) Southwest nearing drought-free status http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-nearing-drought-free-status <div class="node-body article-body"> Predictions call for a 90 percent chance El Niño will continue through winter and give it an 80 percent chance of lasting into spring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-nearing-drought-free-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-nearing-drought-free-status#comments Water Shortage El Nino Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:12:00 +0000 93361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>El Ni&ntilde;o is expected to persist well into winter.</p> AccuWeather Drought disappearing from Texas, Okla. but easing into western New Mexico. http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-disappearing-texas-okla-easing-western-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">Drought almost gone in Oklahoma and Texas; western new Mexico getting dry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-disappearing-texas-okla-easing-western-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/drought-disappearing-texas-okla-easing-western-new-mexico#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:06:00 +0000 93091 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Persistent rainfall for the past few months has reversed the drought trend that had hung on for more than four years in some parts of the southwest.</p> No break from Mother Nature as Texas, Oklahoma get drenched by June rains http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-break-mother-nature-texas-oklahoma-get-drenched-june-rains <div class="node-body gallery-body">While the record rains of May were welcomed by most Texas farmers and ranchers after years of severe drought, what many say started as a blessing is quickly turning into a disaster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-break-mother-nature-texas-oklahoma-get-drenched-june-rains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-break-mother-nature-texas-oklahoma-get-drenched-june-rains#comments Cotton Grains Water Shortage Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:58:00 +0000 92981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas farmers qualify for flood relief http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-farmers-qualify-flood-relief <div class="node-body article-body">USDA officials estimate farmers across the state are facing either flooded or inaccessible fields that could result in unharvested wheat or low-quality grain crops later this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-farmers-qualify-flood-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/texas-farmers-qualify-flood-relief#comments Water Shortage Flooding Fri, 19 Jun 2015 01:32:00 +0000 92971 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Crop damage may qualify farmers for low interest loans and other benefits from USDA.</p> Logan Hawkes Southwest drought monitor maps showing almost all white http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-drought-monitor-maps-showing-almost-all-white <div class="node-body article-body">Only small spots of abnormally dry or moderate drought showing in both Texas and Oklahoma.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-drought-monitor-maps-showing-almost-all-white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/southwest-drought-monitor-maps-showing-almost-all-white#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:56:00 +0000 92831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Oklahoma, out of drought.</p> Rapid weather changes challenge Southwest farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rapid-weather-changes-challenge-southwest-farmers <div class="node-body gallery-body">With much needed rainfall came planting delays, crop setbacks, wind and hail damage, and deadly tornadoes and floods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rapid-weather-changes-challenge-southwest-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/rapid-weather-changes-challenge-southwest-farmers#comments Water Shortage Precipitation Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:17:00 +0000 92811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com