In an effort to provide more data to help farmers and ranchers assess the impact of ever-changing weather and climate disruption, USDA awarded $1.5 million in grant funding to three universities. Through a five-year project, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Montana State University (MSU) and the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) will use this investment to collaborate with the USDA Southwest and Northern Plains Climate Hubs. These universities, located in the Southwest and Northern Plains climate regions, were strategically selected within two of the largest areas of crop losses.

The end result of this study will provide Farmers access to data and resources that will allow them to have a greater understanding of risk management in their area. This will also serve as an educational resource for the importance of viable crop insurance options such as Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) and Crop Hail protection.

Read more about this new grant.