Much of the western half of the U.S. is facing drought conditions right now while weather forecasters continue watching the development of a La Niña system in the Pacific Ocean for ideas on the duration and severity of the dry weather pattern from the High Plains to the west coast. It’s cause for ranchers to develop a plan to manage through the drought and mitigate its damage to land and livestock. It starts with having the right team in place to work through the drought with specific steps that help achieve overall operational objectives and align with each ranch’s overall strategic vision. Work through the cost benefit of different tactics you employ to mitigate drought damage and account for the duration of the drought and impacts it will have on your marketplace in the long term. See all seven steps.