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May Moisture - Monday, April 27, 2015

For beef producers looking ahead at the upcoming growing season for hay should be encouraged by recent trends during the last couple of weeks and developing trends as we head into May and June. In particular, some of the areas which were warmer (full story)


April Showers - Monday, April 20, 2015

For beef producers in the western and central High Plains, the skies finally opened up and rain and snow came. After a very mild and drier than normal March, rangeland conditions across Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas were (full story)


El Nino Outlook 2015 - Monday, April 13, 2015

The El Nino phenomenon can have a big impact on the climate across the lower 48 states through the course of a year, especially late winter and into spring time. Here is a refresher on El Nino, simply put, it is when water temperatures are above (full story)


Remarkably Similar Winters Back to Back - Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Now that spring like weather is starting to show up in some areas of the country we can start looking back at this past winter, its trends and its highlights.   Right off the bat, many will remember the winter of 2014-15 has a harsh one acros (full story)


April Showers and Pattern Reversal - Monday, March 30, 2015

The overall weather pattern that has held for most of the winter is showing signs of breaking down and initiating a pattern reversal across the United States. Beef producers in the coming weeks should be prepared for a much different weather pattern (full story)


April Will Bring Changes - Monday, March 23, 2015

The cold and winter like weather that has been persistent during the month of March across New England, Great Lakes and some central areas will continue right up until the end of the month.   Before this week is over, Chicago will have receive (full story)


Winter Not Going Down Easy - Monday, March 16, 2015

This past weekend, winter returned to portions of New England where more snow fell and snowfall records were broken.   On Sunday, Boston received more snow which pushed their seasonal snow total to 108.6 inches! This surpasses the winter (full story)


A Taste of Spring - Monday, March 09, 2015

After a very cold and snowy first week of March, most of the nation will be able to enjoy a well deserved reprieve in the harsh winter weather that has impacted most of the nation from the Rockies to the east coast over the past couple of weeks. (full story)


In Like a Lion - Monday, March 02, 2015

March will start off with a bang for most of the lower 48 states as winter weather will strike once again. The first week of March will start off with snow and very cold temperatures for all of the Rockies and portions of the Desert Southwest. (full story)


March Outlook - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February was an incredible month in regards to the weather across the nation. It was a month of extremes.   There was historic cold and snow in New England and the Great Lakes while on the opposite side of the ledger many areas in the wester (full story)


Winter to Expand Westward - Monday, February 16, 2015

We have all heard about the brutal cold and snow in New England over the past few weeks as one Arctic blast after another has rolled into the northeastern United States and eastern Canada shattering snowfall and temperature records that have sto (full story)


More Northeast Misery – Cold to Expand Westward - Monday, February 09, 2015

For beef producers in the Great Lakes and New England there is more winter misery on the way over the next week to ten days. More Arctic air will slide southeast into those areas this week along with two major “clipper” type systems that (full story)


More Winter Weather Coming - Tuesday, February 03, 2015

After a fairy tranquil weather pattern across the United States during the month of January, the weather has suddenly turned cold and stormy for many beef producers across the nation’s midsection, Great Lakes and especially in the Northea (full story)

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