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 Southwest Climate Hub team prepared flash presentations to showcase our climate adaptation projects. The Hub has three functional areas: 1) research, science synthesis, assessments, 2) tool evaluation, development and technology transfer, and 3)…
For Sylvia Reeves, timing is everything! Sylvia joined NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) as the Regional Drought Information Coordinator for the Northeast Regional Drought Early Warning System (NE-DEWS) at the beginning of the…
Heavy rain events are increasing across the Northeast, which can result in more nutrient leaching on farms. At UMES, researchers are studying permeable reactive barriers. Results from the research will help to determine if this treatment can limit the…
A menu of adaptation strategies and approaches that provides options for taking action to integrate climate change considerations into forest mgmt. and conservation.
Across the northeast, farmers are looking to chestnuts as a new option for their farms. As a perennial crop, chestnuts can help farmers adapt to, and mitigate, climate change while also diversifying crop production.