“Flash drought” refers to drought conditions that develop unusually quickly, in effect sneaking up on farmers and policy managers.  This kind of drought doesn’t happen often in the Northeast but it did this year.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offers cost sharing for practices that help farmers increase resilience to drought.
Parts of the Northeast are now experiencing “Extreme Drought” (D3) conditions according to the Drought Monitor, which has triggered more USDA Assistance.

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“Flash drought” refers to drought conditions that develop unusually quickly, in effect sneaking up on farmers and policy managers.  This kind of drought doesn’t happen often in the Northeast but it did this year.

It’s important to properly plan an urban forest first in order to ensure the greatest chance of success. To assist, West Virginia Division of Forestry recently updated two climate-aware resources for managing urban forests.

Monarch conservation has inspired people across North America to protect and enhance pollinator habitat. Here are some resources for supporting monarch conservation.

Aquaculture farms are especially vulnerable to climate change as organisms and operations are continually exposed to temperature and chemical fluctuations in the ocean and air.

Borderview Farm and University of Vermont (UVM) Extension are researching the potential for growing milkweed both as an agricultural fiber crop and to conserve habitat for monarch butterflies.