Farming can be a challenging occupation in the Midwest. In response to the growing concern of stress experienced by producers and ranchers, the Midwest Climate Hub has consolidated resources to be used when needed, working to build producer resilience in the region.

The Southeast Climate Hub co-hosted a free Hurricane Resilience Workshop to share first-hand information, and develop a Technical Manual to assist information sharing from Extension to land managers. View presentations from the workshop.
Natural Resources Specialist, Justin Mount, is improving producers’ understanding of crop system planning tools, specifically the Integrated Erosion Tool (IET). The IET is a web-served, geospatial, farm field-level crop system analysis tool for estimating wind and water erosion, soil and air quality trends plus energy used per acre.

Map of United States defining the geographic region covered by each climate hub

 

Recent Additions

Coastal forests and farmlands in parts of the Southeast are being negatively affected by saltwater intrusion and salinization. Elevated salinity levels cause crop yield declines, coastal forest loss, salt-tolerant invasive species takeover, eutrophication and…
Chris Miller, NRCS Climate Hub Liaison, is studying how farmers can use various adaptive management methods to deal with both the saltwater and water quality impacts.
Sugar maple trees may be struggling to regenerate in a changing climate. Research at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest shows sugar maple seedlings failing to thrive. Warming temperatures appear to be contributing factor. In response, the Society for the…
Research and management partnerships, such as the Great Basin Native Plant Program, are developing the much-needed knowledge to utilize key native forbs in restoration in the Great Basin and surrounding regions.
Grass-Cast is now expanding to the Southwest region and will soon be available to producers in New Mexico and Arizona.