Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch
Drought is a normal part of climate...it will happen again. Fortunately, there are things you can do before, during, and after drought to reduce your risk. Ranchers are increasingly implementing new ways to better prepare for and respond to drought.
The information, strategies and resources on this site are designed to provide livestock producers in the Great Plains region with information on how to incorporate management strategies to reduce the threat drought poses to livestock and forage operations.
Matt Stockton, Ag Economist at the West Central Research and Extension Center-UNL
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How to use this site
U.S. Drought Monitor
Water Year Precipitation (Oct. 1st to present)
Precipitation - past 30 days
Long Term Outlook
Inventory and Monitoring Tools
Grazing Management Tools
Drought Planning Tools
Planning and Drought Resources by State
Funding Provided by the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency
Here’s what my dad used to tell me.
He said, if you bet on dry weather in this country, you’ll be right more than half the time”
--Nebraska rancher, 2006
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