Summer cover crops traditionally have not been used in Rhode Island because of the short summer fallow period. However, a changing climate is creating new opportunities for summer cover crops as shifts in planting times are making traditional winter cover cropping less practical.
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.

Though vulnerable to earthquakes, tsunamis, and wildfires, the major threat of disaster in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands comes from hurricanes, tropical storms, and drought.

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

 

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List of questions and information needed to help refine drought metrics for southeast Alaska.
With Hurricane Dorian intensifying and forecast to impact Florida and other areas of the southeast US in the next week, the USDA Southeast Climate Hub has consolidated the following resources for agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry, to help producers…
Northwest Climate Hub Newsletters
Summer cover crops traditionally have not been used in Rhode Island because of the short summer fallow period. However, a changing climate is creating new opportunities for summer cover crops as shifts in planting times are making traditional winter cover…
The USDA California Climate Hub partnered with UC Davis Environmental Policy and Management graduate students to compile lessons learned from California's most destructive wildfires within the wildland-urban interface and provide insights on…