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Drought Monitor: Record rains and flooding in the Carolinas

Record rains and flooding inundated much of eastern and central South Carolina and extreme southeastern North Carolina as a very slow moving upper-air low over the Southeast funneled tropical moisture from Hurricane Joaquin (stalled over the central Bahamas) into the southern Atlantic Coast region for several days.

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Today's Weather: Flooding following record-setting deluge

In the West, showers are confined to the corners of the region—the southern Rockies and parts of the Northwest. Drought remains deeply entrenched across the Pacific Coast States and the Great Basin.

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Dry conditions add to price decline

After a wet first half of the year dry conditions have returned in much of Texas. The latest drought monitor map indicates almost 2/3rds of the state is back in abnormally dry to extreme drought. The worst hit areas are in central to East Texas. As more calves are brought to market seasonally, the dry conditions are limiting the demand from buyers. Winter wheat and oat pasture establishment has been delayed, further slowing stocker cattle demand forcing even lower prices.

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Current market impacts on future cow herds

Anyone who follows beef cattle markets closely is well aware of the price volatility that currently is in place. No better example of this is the cash fed cattle market.


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