Farm Progress America, May 24, 2018

Max Armstrong shares insight on the history of the U.S. Drought Monitor

Max Armstrong offers some history of the Drought Monitor, which has been around since 1999 and it is increasingly becoming a tool used by more people - including policy makers. Max talks about the map and its history, including how USDA uses the information to trigger support for some programs.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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