January is hardly known as “tornado season,” but conditions were ripe to brew a deadly batch of them in the Southeastern U.S. over the weekend.
“Most of the oranges and grapefruit were not yet ready to be harvested,” said Brad Rippey, a USDA meteorologist. “So I’m afraid we’ll see a lot of green fruit that was tossed to the ground because of the storm winds.” Read moreRead More »
Gulf Coast Restoration – The USDA has announced a new “… three-year, $328 million restoration strategy to improve water quality and help coastal ecosystems heal following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The strategy will guide how USDA will steer conservation efforts on private lands in priority areas of the Gulf[…]Read More »