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Droughts -- Economic aspects -- United States

View Resource An Economic Assessment of the 1999 Drought: Agricultural Impacts are Locally Severe, but Limited Nationally

This new Issues Center report from the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) (last mentioned in the May 7, 1999 Scout Report) offers a concise economic assessment of the agricultural impact of the recent drought. The report includes an overview; background on the drought; an examination of the roles played by crop mixing, irrigation, and crop insurance; and...
View Resource National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

The School of Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosts this site on drought mitigation. Designed to help "reduce society's vulnerability to drought," NDMC offers a wide range of information on drought and how to prepare for and deal with it. Newcomers should start at the Drought Science and Impacts sections for background information. The Drought Watch and Climatology...