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Daily U.S. Agricultural Weather Highlights (PDF, 319 KB)
Released no later than 9:30 a.m. ET every daily (excluding weekends and federal holidays). The report offers a daily depiction of the day’s weather across the United States and the resulting potential impacts on key commodities. Weather outlooks are summarized from official National Weather Service products and other sources.

Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Released no later than 4:00 p.m. ET every Tuesday (or second business day). The Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (WWCB) is jointly prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The WWCB, published in various forms since 1872, provides a vital source of information on U.S. and global weather, climate, and agricultural developments, along with seasonally appropriate agrometeorological charts and tables. Contributing agencies include USDA/OCE, USDA/NASS, and the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Climate Prediction Center (CPC).

Weekly International Weather and Crop Highlights (PDF, 104 KB)
Released 12:00 p.m. Tuesday (or second business day), features weekly highlights of significant weather and crop impacts in international regions.

U.S. Agriculture in Drought (PDF, 3.5 MB)
Released after 8:30 a.m. ET every Thursday
This publication utilizes the U.S. Drought Monitor, provided by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), to highlight agricultural areas impacted by drought, and quantifies these impacts in terms of the percent of an agricultural commodity located within varying magnitudes of dryness. An archive can be found at the NDMC's U.S. Agricultural Commodities in Drought website.

An Overview of the Agriculture in Drought Product (PDF, 1.2 MB)
This paper introduces the agricultural and drought data sets used to create the AgInDrought product, discusses the methodology for combining these data to calculate AgInDrought statistics, and describes some of the limitations of the product.