Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Extreme to exceptional drought now covers Oklahoma

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 06:05:24 CDT

Extreme to exceptional drought now covers Oklahoma
Spurred by rapidly the rapidly intensifying flash drought and its impacts, including the extreme fire danger realized in the state over the last week, the U.S. Drought Monitor has now designated virtually all of Oklahoma in extreme-to-exceptional drought. Nearly 97 percent of the state is now depicted by the Drought Monitor in those worst two drought intensities, the highest such coverage for the state since the Drought Monitor effort began in 2000. A narrow swath of exceptional drought extends from Cleveland and McClain counties in central Oklahoma to the northwest where it broadens and covers much of western Kansas. The latest Drought Monitor map for OKlahoma is above.


The next highest percentage of extreme-to-exceptional drought designation was 93 percent from the same week last year on August 9, 2011. The percentage of exceptional drought alone is only 16 percent, while the August 9 map from 2011 had 65 percent of the state designated in the worst drought category.


Nationally, the drought intensified in the US corn and soybean belt, while it eased a bit overall. The latest US Drought Monitor map can be seen below.



   

Extreme to exceptional drought now covers Oklahoma
   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Slaughter Cows 2.00-3.00 Higher, Slaughter Bulls 2.00-4.00 Higher Compared to Last Week at OKC West  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:11:42 CDT
  • Slaughter Cows 2.00-3.00 Higher, Slaughter Bulls 2.00-4.00 Higher Compared to Last Week at OKC West  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:10:13 CDT
  • 2019 Winter Wheat Quality a Stark Comparison Against Last Year's Crop, Plus Bean Planting Begins  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:10:32 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:42:10 CDT
  • Monday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:40:02 CDT
  • Monday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:10:03 CDT
  • Ag, Natural Resources Groups Support Multi-Stakeholder Proposal to Manage Wild Horses, Burros  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:01:36 CDT
  • American Farm Bureau Leads 135 Farm Groups in Asking President Trump, Congress to Give Farmers Disaster Relief  Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:53:25 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Herbs Herb Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment AFR Insurance Oklahoma City Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.