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Brad Rippey

Brad Rippey is an agricultural meteorologist with USDA's Office of the Chief Economist, and the managing editor of the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin, a cooperative effort between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA and USDA.

Before joining USDA in 1998, he spent eight years with the National Weather Service and two years with NOAA's Satellite, Data and Information Service. He is a 1988 graduate of Penn State University.

-United States Agricultural Meteorologist

-A part of the Office of the Chief Economist and World Agricultural Outlook Board

-A United States Drought Monitor Author for "The National Drought Mitigation Center" formed in 1995