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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 marsh migration.
Improving soil health by increasing cover crops and reducing tillage is a common interest for farmers and agricultural advisors in the Climate Adaptation Fellowship (CAF). As part of the program, farmers assess their vegetable and fruit farms for adaptation…
On the day he took office, President Biden began the process of rejoining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Many issues remain on how to best store carbon, reduce greenhouse gases, and adapt to climate change, but climate-smart farming is here to stay.
Increasing carbon storage as soil organic matter helps to mitigate climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Organic matter is also an important part of building soil health. Additional organic matter in agricultural systems means they are often…
As farmers confront the challenges of climate change, you may be hearing the term “Climate-Smart Agriculture” brought up more often. But, where did the term “Climate-Smart Agriculture” actually come from?