Office of the Chief Meteorologist: Weather and Climate
USDA. Office of the Chief Economist.
Provides materials to inform growers, exporters, and USDA staff of worldwide weather developments and their effects on crops and livestock.
USDA. Risk Management Agency.
Gives access to weather data and resources relevant to crops. Includes links to resources on current conditions, forecasts, drought resources, and irrigation tools.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Contains an interactive map that predicts which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. Useful for gardeners and growers.
USDA. NRCS. National Water and Climate Center.
Offers data, maps, and reports on temperature, precipitation, wind, frost-free days, and growing seasons.
Disaster and Drought Information
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Links to resources for farmers, ranchers, and small businesses dealing with persistent drought. Includes weather updates and links to emergency funding sources.
U.S. Drought Portal
DOC. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Delivers maps, tools, and information to help people prepare for and mitigate the effects of drought. Includes links to data on the impacts of drought on agriculture.
World AgroMeteorological Information Service
World AgroMeteorological Information Service.
Provides current agricultural weather bulletins for twenty-three countries.