Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“Vital But Unfunded, How Accurate is the U.S. Drought Monitor?”

In recent weeks I have not heard much about drought in the Southeast (and no wonder, considering how wet we have been), but in past droughts I got a lot of questions about our drought status as depicted in the Drought Monitor. Here’s an interesting story about how the Drought Monitor is produced, basically on a shoestring, and how it has become a very valuable tool in assessing drought around the US and even beyond. You can read it at AgWeb here.