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Grass-Cast: A Tool to Plan for Grass Availability During a Drought

Aug 18
August 18, 2020
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Setting grazing plans and stocking rates can be especially challenging during a drought, such as the one currently afflicting much of the western United States. The Grassland Productivity Forecast tool, or Grass-Cast, can help provide insight into how the grass production through the summer will play out.

The Grass-Cast tool covers the Great Plains region and has recently expanded to include Arizona and New Mexico, two states dealing with moderate to extreme drought. Please join us as Brian Fuchs, Monitoring Coordinator with the National Drought Mitigation Center, and Dannele Peck, Director of the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub, talk about the current drought conditions and what the Grass-Cast forecast tells us about the rest of summer.