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The 2017 calendar year was a historic year for natural disasters; USDA will make disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion, as provided by Congress, to help America’s farmers and ranchers recover from hurricanes and wildfires.
In January 2017, the USDA Forest Service hosted a two-day drought adaptation workshop in Atlanta, Georgia to share state-of-science information on drought and climate effects in the region and to develop management response strategies.