Temperatures during the storage report week were 4.4 degrees warmer than the 30-year normal temperature and 3.9 degrees warmer than the same period last year. Temperatures in the lower 48 States averaged 58.7 degrees, compared to 54.9 last year and the 30-year normal of 54.3 degrees. While overall temperatures were a few degrees warmer than normal, temperatures varied somewhat across Census divisions. In the Midwest, the East North Central Census division was particularly warm, averaging 7.0 degrees warmer than the 30-year normal. In the West, the Pacific Census division was relatively cool, averaging 1.7 degree cooler than the 30-year normal. Heating degree-days nationwide were 32.5 percent below normal and 27.3 percent below last year.
Natural gas outlook: Power generation falls during storm
- Another strike against California’s $68B bullet train?
- What caused major change in rail shipments for grain?
- Late soy strength did little to boost the other ag markets Friday
- Calves with Sam: Goals for bacteria in pasteurized milk
- Vilsack: Supporting innovation for stronger rural communities
- More farmers to see start of time-of-use rates
- Undercover dairy video leads to animal abuse allegations
- Research shows consumer demand for transparency on food
- Raw milk report just ‘tip of the iceberg’
- Stopgap farm bill passes House, extends current law to January
- Ag producers should do income tax planning before year-end
- Greenhouse gas: Another reason to connect with consumers