The National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service (ATTRA), managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has put together a wealth of resources on Water Quality, Conservation, Drought, and Irrigation for farmers across the country facing this historic and severe drought (see the U.S. Drought Monitor map for the most up-to-date conditions across the country). These publications offer information and recommendations for drought-stricken farmers on topics that address crop and livestock water use and conservation, soil moisture management and proper irrigation. Examples, include:
- Water, Heat Stress, and Drought
- Drought Resistant Soil
- Pasture and Rangeland Management During Drought
- Measuring and Conserving Irrigation Water
For more information and to access these resources, visit ATTRA’s Drought Resource Guide webpage. Also, be sure to consult Farm Aid’s Diaster Assistance for Farmers page for additional assistance farmers can consider when disasters strike.