Dry farming is a technique for some producers to adapt and diversify operations in response to changes in water availability.
Biochar is a stable solid, rich in carbon that is made when organic waste material or biomass is partially combusted in the presence of limited oxygen. Here is a brief description of biochar and selected publications about the impacts of using biochar in farms, rangelands, forests and site reclamation.
The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Cold temperatures and wind chills aren't looking favorable for next week March 16 – 20 2020 throughout much of the western US.

Capitol Press reports that Governor Brown has declared drought for Klamath county 4 March 2020. 

To understand potential crop success under future climate conditions – and what conditions might limit success – a tool has been developed that models site suitability by taking into consideration temperature factors (allowing for or limiting cultivation…

Many tribal and non-tribal ranchers throughout the Great Basin either lack water access, or experience water shortages for their cattle operations. These shortages can negatively impact livestock grazing, an economic mainstay of tribal economies within…

Rangelands of the Northwest are complex, interconnected systems covering nearly 100 million acres that are sensitive to drought, wildfire, invasive species and grazing. The large land extent and multiple ownerships characteristic of rangelands pose…