Drought conditions persist in many parts of the midwestern United States today, and livestock, crops, farmers, and communities that depend on them (I count myself on that list) are suffering alongside it. The Chicago Tribune reported that “Nearly two-thirds of the nine-state Midwest region was in some stage of drought in the week ended July 10, up from just over 50 percent a week earlier, according to the Drought Monitor, a weekly report on drought throughout the country compiled by U.S. climate experts. A third of the region was in severe to exceptional drought, up from about a quarter of the region a week earlier, it said.”
Our friends at the 25 x 25 Initiative have been working with farmers, scientists, and policymakers to assess what adapation measures can be taken in the midst of these climate-driven disasters. To learn more about what they are doing, here’s an initial report.
Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you live in the Midwest and are seeking help and there is a way we can be working together.