From what’s being observed in some south Georgia pastures this fall, oats are struggling, with growers seeing issues from cold damage, nutrient and moisture stress, and possible barley yellow dwarf virus.
According to the National Weather Service, farmers in the Midwest and eastern U.S. can expect above-normal precipitation in March, April and May. The Southwest and West are expected to see below-normal precipitation.
As winter rolls on, several places in the country are on pace to break some records for snow.
Many other areas in the Midwest are feeling brutally cold conditions.
AgDay Meteorologist Mike Hoffman has an update.