climate change

Irrigation management, climate smart ag focus of new NCRS grant opportunities

The USDA's National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) released two National Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Notices of Funding Opportunity. Both are accepting applications. The CIG On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (OFT) program will award up to $25 million... more »

Bayer’s ForGround designed to ease adoption of sustainable ag practices

Bayer has launched a farmer-first digital platform to ease the transition to sustainable agricultural practices for farms of all sizes. The platform, ForGround, offers growers tools, resources, discounts, and the potential to earn revenue through... more »

California delegation to visit climate-smart Israel

Israel is regarded as perhaps the most climate-smart agricultural region in the world. It has to be, with annual rainfall of about 17 inches (source: World Bank). By comparison, portions of the Sierra Nevada, the... more »

Email alerts growers to changing climate impacts

If you’re a farmer, rancher or working land manager in the southeastern United States, the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) can be a valuable resource in delivering timely and applicable climate information and tools.... more »

Spring climate trends changing in the Northeast

You might have noticed spring-like weather in the Northeast is arriving earlier than usual.  There is reliable evidence from many studies that conditions in the Northeast and upper Midwest have become warmer and wetter in... more »

Climate change effects on agriculture vary

In an effort to forecast how climate change may affect agriculture, University of California agricultural economists looked at how climate has affected crop acreage in the past. The effect of temperature changes on plants depends... more »

Climate change may bring global food insecurity, impacts on U.S.

The warming of Earth’s climate threatens to increase global food insecurity and halt more than two decades of progress toward curbing global hunger, according to a major assessment by 31 researchers. Worldwide, climate change is... more »

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