Field Crops

Field crops include corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, soybeans, winter wheat, durum wheat, and spring wheat. The effects of climate change on crop production will vary by region, and will largely be a factor of impacts on resources important to agricultural production, such as soil and water. Conservation tillage, crop residue management, and cover crops are examples of management practices that can help mitigate the negative impacts of climate change.

High tunnels help small farmers protect and improve their operations by serving as a shelter from sun, pests and intense rain events. Farmers are adapting as average temperatures increase and heavy rain events become more frequent across the Northeastern United States. At the…

The tools presented below represent a portion of the tools available for the climate and agriculture in the Midwest. The tools range from specialized calculators to maps, models and datasets estimating a variety of outputs (e.g., crop production, greenhouse gas flux, and species…

Ongoing changes in climate have substantial impacts on the $76 billion agricultural sector in the Midwest. Assisting producers with adaptation practices that can improve their water availability and maintain soil productivity, will also reduce the variation in crop production…

Changes in climate and extreme weather have already occurred and are increasing challenges for agriculture nationally and globally. Many of the impacts are expected to continue or intensify in the future. Because of the sensitivity of agriculture to weather and climate…

Local weather and climate determine the commodities produced and affect growth, disease, and soil health. Understanding current weather and climate is important for producing crops sustainabily. The Northwest Climate Hub works to support use of current and projected information…

A changing climate introduces challenges for producers in the Northwest. The following resources can help farmers adjust their practices or even transform their operations to meet these challenges: AgBiz Logic and AgBiz Logic Climate AgBiz Logic uniquely collects, manages and…

Producers, landowners, and land managers in the Northwestern U.S. are facing the challenges of increased variability and severity of weather events due to a changing climate and are altering their management decisions as a result. We can understand climate as a long-term average…

The mountains and oceans of this region produce a diversity of climates that support production of hundreds of commodities. The Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea provide for a substatial shellfish and seafood industry. Hay, grass seed and specialty crops dominate working lands west…

The research below - North Central Fruit, Vegetable and Wine Growers’ Assessment of Soil and Water Vulnerability Under Changing Climate Conditions and Extreme Weather Events - has been funded by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Midwest Climate Hub and conducted by…