Drought


Turmoil Around the Mediterranean Shores Illustrates Urgency of Climate Change Impacts

The risk of demographic and political impacts of climate change has recently started to gain attention, though the issue is still framed as a future possibility.  For example, when announcing the release the Climate Change Adaption Roadmap, then Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel  stated that “among the future trends that will impact our national security is…


Iowa, Nebraska to get federal disaster funds for storm damage. Washington Ranchers lose hundreds of cattle, grass lands to wildfires

The Disaster Map is on the rock’n’roll across the nation from flooding and tornadoes in the Midwest to drought and massive wildfires out west. And of course from New Orleans to NYC we’re just waiting on the next hurricane. Disaster costs our nation money. These disaster declarations release funding and resources. They are necessary, they…


Disaster Assistance Programs from the USDA/FSA

Spring is upon us, and that means farmers are planting crops. Will the weather cooperate? To quote my late father, a cotton planter in Mississippi, “Don’t bank on it.”~Bruce Biles The Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides assistance for natural disaster losses, resulting from drought, flood, fire, freeze, tornadoes, pest infestation, and other calamities. “We implemented…