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August Weather Summary & Harvest Outlook

August was another rainy month across the Panhandle, but there was a wide variation in rainfall across the region.  The western counties had large areas with 10-15 inches (hot pink) and even some areas nearer to the coast with more than 15″.  The eastern counties were much drier, except along the coast with a range …

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July Weather Summary and August Outlook

National Weather Service estimates of rainfall in July 2017 across the Panhandle. Rainfall July was more typical than the previous month with scattered summer showers that were anything but uniform.  For the most part, coastal areas received higher totals than further inland.  While there were isolated areas in hot pink that received over 10″ for …

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Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments

Photo by Judy Biss Don Shurley Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs. Cotton’s “safety net” is STAX but STAX has not been as well utilized and accepted by growers as expected. One objective of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/background-and-summary-of-recent-cotton-policy-developments/

June Weather Summary and July Forecast

National Weather Service estimates for June 2107 rainfall across the Florida Panhandle June was certainly a much wetter month than May.  Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Gulf Counties received 15″ of rainfall (dark purple) with large areas of more than 20″ (white).  Tropical Storm Cindy brought much of the extra rainfall for the month.  The …

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May 2017 Weather Summary & June Outlook

Source: National Weather Service May rainfall brought welcomed drought relief to much of the Florida Panhandle.  The National Weather Service estimates for May rainfall across the Florida Panhandle ranged from 3-10″, with most of the region in the 4-8″ range.  Only the coastal portion of Franklin County had less than 3″, while portions of Escambia, …

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April Weather Summary & May Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for April 2017 rainfall across the Florida Panhandle. April was another dry month for much of the Florida Panhandle.  There were streaks of red where heavy bands of rain came ashore and dropped 5-10″, but much of the region that is shaded beige or tan received less than 5″ of rain …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/06/april-weather-summary-may-outlook/

March Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook

National Weather Service March 2017 rainfall estimates for the Florida Panhandle. Rainfall The National Weather Service rainfall estimates ranged from as little as 0.5″ to 4″ across the Florida Panhandle in March 2017.  The western counties had higher totals with 3-4″ in the tan sections, and 2-3″ in the yellow.  The eastern counties ranged from …

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February Weather Summary and Spring Outlook

National Weather Service rainfall estimates for February 2017. February was considerably drier than January across much of the Panhandle.  There were a few areas that received over 5″ (red), while large portions had 4-5″ (light brown), or 3-4″ (tan).  The eastern portion of the Panhandle received the lowest totals ranging from 1-3″ for the month. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/04/february-weather-summary-and-spring-outlook/

January Weather Summary and Spring Outlook

Compared to December, January was pretty mild up until Sunday January 22, 2017, which was a scary, and really stormy day with high winds, tornado warnings and heavy rains as a cold front rumbled across the Panhandle.  The unusually warm temperatures fueled a storm system that was more typical of late March or April than …

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December Weather Summary and January Outlook

National Weather Service estimates of rainfall across the Panhandle in December 2016. December brought quite a change from the previous months of drought.  The National Weather Service estimates for rainfall ranged from isolated locations with over 15″ (purple), large regions with over 10″ (hot pink), to less than 4″ along the coast of Gulf, Franklin, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/07/december-weather-summary-and-january-outlook/

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