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Management Actions for Northwest Agriculture

Northwest agricultural producers are already using climate-smart management practices that help to create resilient agroecosystems. In the Northwest, climate change projections indicate an increase in average annual temperature, increased winter and spring precipitation, decreased summer precipitation, and a longer and drier growing season. These changes are likely to increase summer water stress in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. In Alaska, increased precipitation is projected in every season, along with warmer temperatures that are likely to lengthen the growing season. These changes will affect agriculture. However, there are many management actions that can help agricultural producers adjust to a changing climate. Below are Northwest Climate Hub resources for some of these management actions.