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Monitoring the U.S. Food Supply

12 Dec 2019, 13:00 UTC
Monitoring the U.S. Food Supply
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NASA dicit:
Since 2008, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, or NASS, has drawn on Landsat data to monitor dozens of crops in the lower 48 states as part of NASS’s Cropland Data Layer program. The Cropland Data layer uses Landsat and similar sensors to identify what crop is growing where in the country. Separately, NASS uses NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments aboard the Aqua and Terra satellites to monitor daily vegetation health and growth stage, all indicators of crop yield.
Video Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

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