Have you lost livestock due to heat?

By CLAY POPE

This has not been a fun summer weather-wise.   We all know that story…heat domes, flash droughts, record temperatures and heat indexes.  It has just been nasty.

The Southern Plains Perspective

A few weeks ago I wrote a column asking if we were thinking enough about how to deal with the extreme conditions impacting the region.  The main thrust of this piece was how we need to give some serious thought into getting ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way, be it heat, cold, rain or drought.  However, sometimes you get hit by the impact of natural disasters no matter what you do.  Luckily, USDA has several programs to help producers deal with the impact of these events—and it just so happens that they recently updated one program designed to help livestock producers to better reflect current trends in the industry.


See the whole story on Tuesday’s daily newsletter.