As a 2019 NRCS Project Liaison with the Northeast and Southeast USDA Climate Hubs, Chris Miller will be leading a project to assess the impact of sea level rise, coastal flooding and saltwater inundation on agricultural producers in the Eastern and Gulf Coast states.
Two new climate science reports were released last fall and highlight the continuing peril of climate change.
There may be little that individual producers can do to change the climate, but there are ways to adapt quickly to anticipated weather-related risks.

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The climate in the Northeast U.S. has been changing. Winters have been getting warmer and heavy rainstorms are becoming much more common.

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…

The U.S. Forest Service is building stewardship on the Rockaways Peninsula in New York City. By using urban forestry principles, the community is learning what it takes to adapt to the changing climate.

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…