Recent forecasts show the potential of an El Nino event next winter in the western states.  The waters of the mid-Pacific are warming up and recent rains in Texas and Oklahoma are historical precursors of a potential El Nino, which brings heavy rains to California and the Southwest.  However, no one can predict for certain that an El Nino is imminent and short term forecasts are indicating that the drought conditions and higher than average summer temperatures will persist in the West u

Greg Nelson

The most recent Farm Bill links conservation compliance to crop insurance.  If you currently utilize or market crop insurance, it is critical to understand the new requirements.  To help you do this, Western Growers will host a 90-minute webinar with experts from USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), Farm Services Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) who will explain the new requirements.

Hank Giclas

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