The Drought Monitor isn’t a yield predicting tool

IARN — If you have read this headline, and are wondering if I am going to be bashing the Weekly Drought Monitor, that answer is a resounding no. The drought monitor is still very accurate information that gives a snapshot of how we are doing with ground moisture and weighing the conditions against the upcoming forecast. What it isn’t is a crop yield forecaster, nor should it really be considered one.

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