AgManager.info Agricultural Policy: Drought Options and Information
Frequently Asked Questions on Crop Insurance &
A fact sheet from
July 18, 2012!
Deals with such questions as:
"What Should A Policyholder Do When Crops Are Drought-Damaged?";
"I Want To Discontinue Irrigating My Failing Crop. Must I Continue To
Irrigate In Order To Maintain My Crop Insurance Coverage?"; "Should I
Continue To Care For Drought- Damaged Crops?"; "I Have a Multi-Year
Water Allocation. Will I Be Required to Irrigate Beyond the Annual Amount In
Order To Maintain My Crop Insurance Coverage?"; "Can Irrigation Water Be
Diverted?"; "Do I Need To Wait To Divert Water Until Instructed To Do So By
The Company?"; "Is There an RMA Claims Adjustment Procedure Regarding Water
U.S. Drought Portal
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) has developed the U.S.
Drought Portal as an integrated site to provide early warning about emerging and
anticipated droughts, assimilate data about droughts and models, provide
information about risk and impact of droughts to different agencies and
stakeholders, provide information about past droughts for comparison and to
understand current conditions, and explain how to plan for and manage the
impacts of droughts.
Kansas Weekly Drought Update:
By the Kansas Water Office
The Climate and Drought Update is produced at
least monthly as a climate summary to reflect conditions in the State. When
conditions warrant updates will be posted more frequently.
Valuing Corn Silage
By Michael Vogt, Marshall
County Extension Agent
for estimating the value of corn and the forage and estimate silage yield.
Agricultural Mediation Services
KAMS serves agriculturists across the state by mending fences through
problem solving and dispute resolution. The drought may be stretching your
capabilities. KAMS can help. If you have any questions about how KAMS can
assist, please just give us a call. Services are available to all involved
in Kansas agriculture. Toll free: 1-800-321-3276.
of Drought Corn By
Doug Shoup and Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, KSU Agronomists
Deals with several issues, including
nutrient removal; nitrogen credit; nitrate toxicity to livestock; soybean
for forage; estimating corn yields; and corn aflatoxins.
2011 Drought Options: A fact
sheet from Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Water Resources
Water users in drought areas of Kansas have been
in contact with our office concerning potential relief from the drought. The
drought, with its extraordinarily low winter moisture and on-going nature, has
resulted in many irrigators having insufficient remaining allocation to complete
irrigation of their crops. To cease pumping when the maximum quantity is reached
could result in a greatly reduced yield, a waste of the water that was already
pumped and a waste of the energy that it took to pump the water. Two options for
these water users needing additional pumping authorization are summarized. These
options are intended to prevent crop failure while insuring the additional
pumping will not worsen aquifer declines. While these alternatives are designed
principally for irrigation, non-irrigation uses of water can also apply for use
of either of these pro-grams.
- (Drought information from the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation)
Department of Agricultural Economics
Research & Extension
Kansas State University