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Agriculture

A photo of a mechanical harvester harvesting crops
 

It’s no secret that NOAA satellites play a vital role in generating weather forecasts, but did you know that they’re just as important to the development agricultural forecasts?

From monitoring and forecasting drought conditions to mapping greenness and plant health to using satellites for soil-water availability estimates, our environmental data supports the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmers, and livestock producers across the country and around the globe.