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Drought Management

California is home to some of the most variable rainfall in the United States.  Wide swings from year to year are not uncommon, and as our climate continues to change, the extremes of flood and drought are predicted to get worse.  This page includes resources for coping with a drought emergency and building your own resilience in the face of future droughts.


Livestock Operations

Vegetable/Fruit Operations

Relief Funding

Where can you find funding?

These links take you to programs for potential grants, loans or other financial support for coping with drought:

- USDA Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool:
5 questions to identify whether and what you might be eligible for

FSA Emergency Farm Loan Program:
During times of declared disaster

NRCS EQIP Program:
Can fund livestock water projects, expanding water systems; getting water to underutilized forage areas, etc.

FSA Disaster Recovery Programs:
Several assistance programs for crop and livestock producers