U.S. Department of Agriculture defends weather models

Mar 1, 2013
“I know it sounds counterintuitive, but it comes down to weather in June and July,” USDA ag meteorologist Brad Rippey said when attendees questioned USDA’s optimistic yield forecast. “History shows that even in the wake of the drought of 1988, it seems to be late spring and summer weather that determines the outcome for row crops.

You must Sign In or Register to access this content

Not a subscriber yet? Try WLJ free for 30 days!

Register to read WLJ's digital edition and enjoy unlimited access to the news source more livestock producers depend on.

Click here to begin your free 30 day trial subscription.

Current Users


Forget your password?
Subscribe

Current WLJ subscribers: Log in using your six-digit customer number, which you will find printed above your name on the mailing label of your weekly journal. Use the password wlj123, then go to the profile page to customize your password and log in as you wish.