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FSU Receives Forecasting Grant

May 7th, 2010 by flanews

Florida State University researchers are looking for ways to better predict droughts to help farmers reduce losses. The school is getting a little help from the US Department of Agriculture. Today Congressman Allen Boyd announced a 2.5 million dollar federal grant to help the school develop better forecasts. Boyd says knowing when a drought is coming will help safe millions of pounds of food.

The predictability of the weather has been an amazing tool that the agriculture community can use to keep American on the leading and cutting edge of agriculture production in this county, said Boyd.

FSU is the leading institution in the Southeastern Climate Consortium. The SECC is dedicated to studying climate changes as well as changes in agricultural ecosystems.

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