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January 6, 2014

Forget global warming and climate change conversations. Real weather is happening and no matter the cause, business have to plan and change to meet the new patterns.

Weather is kicking off the New Year with extreme colds and snow across the USA. These weather fronts are impacting travel and in many areas, power. The conversation is shifting from global warming (true or not) to real weather is occurring and it is impacting farms and ranches.

August 27, 2013

Making predictions about the future is part of planning. But how is that working over time? And what do you look at?

What are your tools for making predictions and making plans for the future? There are many approaches and many resources. And yet there is no surefire way to really predict 100%. What can you do? First off is to listen to those that are following some of the detail. For example Dr.

June 26, 2013

The difference between risk and uncertainty is that risk has numbers. Yes, we can manage anything with numbers. No numbers means it is uncertain and thus not manageable.

What The Weather Holds - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, shares his view on what the weather will hold. The weather affects everyone, if they produce grain or are buying grain. These past years the weather has been widely varied: Snow a foot deep on one day to 101F° two days later is an example.

June 26, 2012

High temperatures across the USA have been a departure from the 1981 2010 average. The persistent heat from the summer of 2011 had more than 70 days over 100 degrees in some spots across the USA and every state has had temps over 100 degrees. What are the impacts on agriculture going forward? What should we do?

Weather Outlook - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Climatologist, Ag Meteorologist, Iowa State University, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.