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New Condition Monitoring website

This is the time of year that abnormally dry conditions can really start to affect agricultural production. This is true for both planting (seeds need moisture to germinate) and crop development. The Drought Monitor does not always do a good job of capturing the changing conditions as rapidly as we…
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Two ways to get monthly drought summaries

The National Drought Mitigation Center now offers two ways to get monthly drought summaries. One is a Drought Summary that describes the current drought situation across the US by the weather and climate data that describe shortages of water, and the other is a more story-based summary that provides an…
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USDA, partners unveil new fire mapping tool

A new fire-mapping online tool is now available for the Southeast. It enables resource managers to improve their regional or local approaches to managing wildfire risk and fire management needs through targeted prescribed burns and training. Fire management helps improve forest ecosystem health, increases timber values, reduces the risk of…
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