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U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  Comments Off on U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

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The National Weather Service is trying to help us manage our livestock and pastures by issuing drought forecasts for the United States.  This map can help you as you plan where, when and how many animals to graze, and where other forage might be available.  Most of the drought challenges are now rooted in the western half of the U.S., but managing for drought provides lessons for us all.

These maps are updated periodically.  The next one will  come out on April 4.  So save this link and come back whenever you need to know what’s up.

US Seasonal Drought Outlook

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she’s not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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