AgPMT.org was chosen because it is easier to say than NPMTI.org, and it is more closely aligned to the development of a suite of predictive modeling tools for agriculture.
The National Predictive Modeling Tool Initiative operates under the auspices of the USDA-ARS. It was established by Congress as part of an agricultural appropriation for the 2020 federal fiscal year. NPMTI is expected to operate for ten years or more. It was modeled after the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative, which is in its twenty-second year of funding.