Ranchers in the united states, scientific information, and drought risk

Cody L. Knutson, Tonya R. Haigh

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3 Scopus citations


Drought is one of the primary risks faced by cattle and other livestock ranchers in the United States but many ranchers fail to prepare adequately for and respond to drought, resulting in a range of potentially negative social, environmental, and economic effects, as discussed in previous chapters. New drought risk management initiatives in the United States are aimed at producing usable scientific information, management tools, and financial mechanisms to foster proactive management of drought risk among ranchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDrought, Risk Management, and Policy
Subtitle of host publicationDecision-Making under Uncertainty
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781439876503
ISBN (Print)9781439876299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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