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Drought Status - Monday, April 21, 2014

Drought is still impacting many beef producers across the USA, especially in the Southern Plains, Desert Southwest and far west/California. There are a few “stubborn” areas that refuse to go away. This is especially true in Texas, New (full story)

May Outlook - Monday, April 14, 2014

April is half over but it seems winter in many areas is not! There will likely be more opportunities for colder than normal temperatures and episodes of unseasonably late snow in many areas before the month is over. Lots of snow cover remains in Can (full story)

Hay Outlook - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The outlook weather wise for this year’s hay crop is a mixed bag, however, overall the picture is much brighter at this time than it was a year ago. Hay prices, while still high, have eased some and the prospects for an overall better hay (full story)

April Showers - Monday, March 31, 2014

We are entering into the time of year where precipitation amounts on average will increase across most of the nation. April, May and June for many in key cattle states are critical months in regards to getting the rain/snow needed for a healthy hay (full story)

April Outlook - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

April will likely continue the same trends we have been experiencing across the USA since December. This means where it has been cold it will be cold, where it has been wet it will be wet, etc. As you can see in our outlook below, April (full story)

More Cold Coming - Monday, March 17, 2014

The first day of Spring 2014 is this Thursday, March 20th.  The first day of spring is also known as the Spring Equinox as the Earth begins to tilt back toward the sun. The days get longer, the nights get shorter and the northern latitudes begi (full story)

Is El Nino Coming? - Monday, March 10, 2014

Over the past week there have been news reports that in the coming year El Nino (warmer than normal temperatures in the sub tropical Pacific) is expected to develop. These news reports heralded this possible development as great news for drought (full story)

Snowpack Update - Monday, March 03, 2014

Most of the attention this winter has been focused in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast where harsh winter weather has reigned supreme and with good reason as this winter will end up as one of the coldest and snowiest in decades for some areas. (full story)

California Rain & Snow - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The most significant precipitation event in over a year will be taking place all along the west coast and especially California. While the rain will certainly not end the severe drought it will certainly put a small dent into it.  While the (full story)

Sneak Peak into March - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The brutal winter of 2013/2014 continues to rage on. The rest of February will certainly try the patience of many across the USA as more cold, snowy and stormy weather will persist during the last days of February. As we look ahead into March ther (full story)

No Rest for Winter Weary - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

So far February has continued the harsh winter ways we saw in December and January. For those of you tired of the cold, ice and snow from the Rockies to the east the news is not good. Not only will there be more cold intrusions from the Great (full story)

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-Bob McCan, Texas