A new Ranch Drought Monitoring Dashboard aims to provide information to help ranchers in the Great Plains and Southwest U.S. answer common drought-related questions and to support rancher decision-making. The dashboard contains a number of features, including an interactive display of drought and precipitation data, outlooks, on-the-ground…
Feral pigs, wild hogs, razorbacks, old world swine, wild boar… feral swine go by many names but they are all the same species as domesticated pigs found on farms: Sus scrofa. Feral swine are dangerous, destructive and invasive and they are a growing problem. The damage they do to agricultural crops reduces productivity, and the disturbance they…
The Melai Mai initiative is an innovative partnership between communities, traditional leaders, local governments, research extensions, and the U.S. Forest Service to promote agroforestry, local food production, sustainability, and food security for local island communities in the Western Pacific. The project began after Super Typhoon Maysak…

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We’d like to extend a huge thanks to Emily Bickle who has served as a research assistant with the Southwest Climate Hub this past year! Emily assisted the Drought Learning Network’s Sharing Management Practices team, where she worked with land managers and…

A new Ranch Drought Monitoring Dashboard aims to provide information to help ranchers in the Great Plains and Southwest U.S. answer common drought-related questions and to support rancher decision-making. The dashboard contains a number of features,…

The USDA Southwest Climate Hub and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture working lands group synthesized carbon information to investigate how commonly used tools measure up to observed data. Join the SWCH team at a virtual scientist-stakeholder…

“Tools for the Beef Industry”, aka TOBI, searches a database of over 550 decision support tools published by cooperative extension, domestic and international universities and government agencies, NGOs, and private developers.

Since 2017, a group of Agricultural Research Service scientists, Natural Resources Conservation Service air quality experts and others have been working to understand agriculture, air quality and climate change in the Southwestern and Southern Plains…