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Research explores ag advisers' ability to communicate climate info

Feb 27, 2015

A team of researchers led by the NDMC's Tonya Haigh has determined that relatively little is known about the readiness of different types of agricultural advisers to use weather and climate information to help their clients manage risk under increasing climate uncertainty.
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January 2015 Drought and Impact Summary

Feb 10, 2015

Drought changed little in January 2015, remaining entrenched over the West Coast and southern Plains, with lesser intensities of drought across parts of the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Smaller patches of drought were emerging in and around northeast Arkansas and in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Total drought coverage was comparatively low, less than 30 percent of the contiguous 48 states. Impacts continued to mount in California and Texas, where years of drought have left reservoirs depleted. Read the full January 2015 Drought and Impact Summary.



Read DroughtScape, Winter 2015

Feb 10, 2015

The Winter 2015 edition of DroughtScape is out, with stories on:

  • Drought in the fourth quarter and in 2014
  • Impacts and responses in California, Texas and other states currently affected by drought
  • A workshop for ranchers held in November at UC Davis
  • A collaboratively compiled assessment of drought in 2012 in the central U.S.
  • Drought monitoring and planning in Caribbean nations
  • NASA’s new soil moisture monitoring mission
  • Progress on a Global Drought Information System
  • The Community Capitals Framework Institute, held in November, and next steps
  • Evaluation and assessment of NIDIS Regional Drought Early Warning Systems efforts
  • International research correlating indicators and impacts
  • And you can now follow us on YouTube!

 



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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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3310 Holdrege Street
P.O. Box 830988
Lincoln, NE 68583–0988

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