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Long-term agricultural research provides unique insights into the impact of climate and weather on agricultural sustainability. The USDA-ARS Farming Systems Project (FSP) has been looking at the impact of weather on corn and soybean yields in Beltsville, Maryland, since 1996.
University of Rhode Island is conducting research and doing outreach on high tunnel production, use of cover crops, and risk management. This work can help farmers tackle both the risks and opportunities posed by climate change.
Angus Glen Farms practice a type of agroforestry known as silvopasture. This practice is a blend of the sustainable production of livestock, forage, and trees on the same land. Maintaining both farm and forest while managing water and nutrients increases…
Farmers in the Northeast are exploring options to adapt to the changing climate. Higher average temperatures and more intense rains impact farms and can take a toll on livestock. Intensive rotational grazing, silvopasture, and cow houses are practices that…