This soil-focused fact sheet series, which is intended for members of the technical assistance community who advise California growers on climate-smart agriculture, provides an overview of carbon farming and addresses the potential benefits of compost, pulverized rock, and biochar as soil amendments.
Feral pigs, wild hogs, razorbacks, old world swine, wild boar… feral swine go by many names but they are all the same species as domesticated pigs found on farms: Sus scrofa. Feral swine are dangerous, destructive and invasive and they are a growing problem. The damage they do to agricultural crops reduces productivity, and the disturbance they cause in natural ecosystems reduces resilience to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events.
The Melai Mai initiative is an innovative partnership between communities, traditional leaders, local governments, research extensions, and the U.S. Forest Service to promote agroforestry, local food production, sustainability, and food security for local island communities in the Western Pacific. The project began after Super Typhoon Maysak directly hit the Islands of the Federated States of Micronesia in 2015. Winds reached an unthinkable 160 mph and 90% of food crops and trees were destroyed.

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

 

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The USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub (NPCH) is excited to share our quarterly accomplishment reports with YOU! Each quarter we highlight a handful of our many accomplishments in a brief, 2-page document.
Assessment of the vulnerability of Austin, Texas's urban forest to climate change.
At least 95% of resource managers want to hear from peers about lessons learned during drought. The Drought Learning Network (DLN) is a new consortium of climate service providers and resource managers building resilience to drought with intentional peer-to-…
Siembra Tres Vidas is a farm on the southern side of the central mountains of Puerto Rico in the town of Aibonito where Daniella Rodriguez grows a variety of vegetables and lettuce, edible flowers, and aromátic herbs.
Tribal members of the Society for Range Management’s Native American Rangeland Advisory Committee, and many other Tribal representatives recommend that culturally relevant training and capacity building should be a priority for any comprehensive rangeland…