Remote Automated Weather Station

USDA. Foreign Agricultural Service. International Production Assessment Division (IPAD).

The International Production Assessment Division (IPAD) of the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is responsible for global crop condition assessments and estimates of area, yield and production for grains, oilseeds and cotton. The primary mission of IPAD is to produce the most objective and accurate assessment of global agricultural production and the conditions affecting food security around the world. Regional analysts use remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to collect market intelligence and analyze near real-time satellite imagery data to estimate global production.

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.

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.

DOC. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) is a multi-agency partnership that coordinates drought monitoring, forecasting, planning, and information at national, tribal, state, and local levels.