The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will become home to the new Drought Risk Management Research Center, as part of the National Drought Mitigation Center.  The NDMC currently produces the National Drought Monitor and other products that help identify developing and strengthening droughts in the US and the world.

The upgrade will help the facility to better coordinate resources between state and federal agencies to improve drought response.  “Given the cross-cutting nature of drought and how it impacts so many sectors, just becoming more efficient in responding to drought, to researching the questions that people want answers to from the field, including the farmer community and the rancher community,is critical” said Mark Svoboda, the program area leader.

You can read the story from Nebraska Radio Network here.