Government Programs, Drought Insurance and Drought Monitoring

USDA Risk Management Agency 

USDA information on the Risk Management Agency's (RMA) Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) insurance program and decision support tool.


U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA's latest drought announcements, disaster updates, and US Drought Monitor and Impact Reporter information.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA NRCS offers technical and financial resource programs to farmers and ranchers coping with drought. The USDA NRCS in California also provides information on conservation assistance for California farmers and ranchers.

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Drought information and resources for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers.

rangelandDetermining Drought On California's Rangelands

Extensive guide for understanding and managing drought risk, including worksheets.

rangelandSoil-Moisture Monitoring

Outlines a simple method to improve irrigated pasture management, including interpreting soil moisture data, utilizing soil moisture data to guide irrigation decisions, and instillation/management recommendations.