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  • Fri, 07/07/2017 - 9:46am
    Our latest updates and information can be found in the Summer 2017 Midwest CHU Newsletter. This issue boasts plenty of additional resources including a the USDA Resource Guide for American Indians & Alaska Natives and info on New-Bee-Better Certification for Farmers and Ranchers.The Climate Hub welcomes any ideas you may want to share to a wider audience relating to climate and agriculture in the Midwest Region.
  • Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:17pm
    Irrigated Agriculture in the United States This data product summarizes the farm-structural characteristics for irrigated farms in each of the 50 States, the 17 Western States (aggregated) and the Nation as a whole, based on USDA's 2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey (FRIS). (See the Documentation for data sources and methods.) The tables are grouped into three sections of sets of tables. Section I covers all irrigated farms; sets of tables are grouped into 18 broad categories, ranging from... more
  • Mon, 04/03/2017 - 8:55am
    We are excited to announce the U.S. Drought Monitor maps for the USDA Climate Hub regions are now Live! These maps depict drought within the region, and are based on measurements of climatic, hydrologic and soil conditions as well as reported impacts and observations from more than 350 contributors around the country. Please visit the US Drought Monitor page for more information - From the drop-down menu select the Climate Hubs then your region.
  • Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:14pm
    The monthly North Central U.S. Climate Summary and Outlook Webinar will take place on Thursday, January 19th at 1pm CDT.  Kelsey Jencso, the Montana State Climatologist, will be presenting the latest climate information and outlooks for the region.  Kelsey will be summarizing recent climate trends, events and variability as well as discussing their impacts.  He will also present the latest (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center outlooks from two weeks to a few seasons into the future.  He will also... more
  • Thu, 09/29/2016 - 5:55pm
    Seedlot selection tool (SST) is a GIS mapping program designed to help foresters match seedlots with planting sites based on current and future-projected climatic information. Join the mailing list to get tool announcements.
  • Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:46pm
      The United States experienced a severe drought which peaked in 2012 and which was characterized by near-record extent, record warmth, and record dryness in several areas. For some regions, the 2012 drought was a continuation of drought which began in earlier years and which continued through 2014. The 1998-2014 drought episode is compared to the two other major drought episodes of the 20th century in terms of duration, areal extent, intensity, and spatial pattern using operational datasets... more