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To provide a unified effort to promote change in Indian Agriculture for the benefit of Indian People.

The Intertribal Agriculture Council conducts a wide range of programs designed to further the goal of improving Indian Agriculture. The IAC promotes the Indian use of Indian resources and contracts with federal agencies to maximize resources for tribal members.

Document the Drought!

July 28, 2017

Document the Drought: USDA U.S. Drought Monitor Offers Producers a Voice to Report Drought Impacts

The U.S. Drought Monitor’s reporting feature offers producers an opportunity to submit drought impact and condition reports.

The USDA, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, produced the U.S. Drought Monitor to include a reporting feature that allows producers to report local drought impacts and conditions.

The report allows producers to:

Provide a written description of drought impacts on livelihood, activities, etc.;
Select categories to show losses and gains as a result of the drought;
Report on the duration of drought event;
Select Affected Places – geographic areas ranging from an entire state to a small area within a state;
Submit images that document the drought and its impact;
Provide contact information (includes an option to keep information confidential).

The reporting tool for producers to record the effects of the drought can be accessed at the following link: http://droughtreporter.unl.edu/submitreport/

More information including state specific drought impact maps can be found on the U. S. Drought Monitor homepage: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx

 

Questions?
Please contact your local FSA Office.

 

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This information forwarded to you by the Intertribal Agriculture Council

The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) was founded in 1987 to pursue and promote the conservation, development and use of our agricultural resources for the betterment of our people. Land-based agricultural resources are vital to the economic and social welfare of many Native American and Alaskan Tribes. The IAC has over the last decade become recognized as the most respected voice within the Indian community and government circles on agricultural policies and programs in Indian country.

For more information, please visit http://www.IndianAgLink.com or contact:

Donita A. Fischer
Public Relations Director
donita@indianaglink.com

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