We are working for you! Follow the progress of tools and resources that the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub (NPCH) and partners are developing for our many stakeholders.
Is weather variability within or across years causing challenges on your operation? Are you thinking about possible risks and opportunities in a changing climate?
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, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Each spring, ranchers across the Eastern Plains look at their land and ask an important question: How much green can they expect this season?

09/19/17 Flexible Stocking Summit Report

The Flexible Stocking Summit brought ranchers together from eastern Wyoming and Colorado, alongside USDA researchers and University Extension professionals. The summit was held at the Semiarid…

Researchers in the Northern Plains have been studying how changes in the atmosphere might impact rangelands throughout the region. With this research under our belt, we can begin strategizing how to adapt our rangeland and grazing management practices to…

Every spring, ranchers face the same difficult challenge—trying to guess how much grass will be available for livestock to graze during the upcoming summer. Now an innovative new Grassland Productivity Forecast or “Grass-Cast” has published its first…