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Ag groups form coalition to advocate for farmers in climate debate

I was very encouraged to read about this new coalition of agriculture groups who want to engage with scientists in talking about climate change in Morning Ag Clips this week. I have learned a tremendous amount about agriculture from talking to extension agents and producers, but many climatologists don’t have that benefit, so it is no wonder that there is a lot of questionable information floating around . This seems like it will be a very worthwhile enterprise and will be a great way to showcase what farmers are already doing to combat changing climate as well as improve their bottom lines. You can read more at .

Auburn University researchers, including Auburn’s Brenda Ortiz (center), are working with other universities and agencies in the state to demonstrate and promote irrigation on farms. Shown are, from left to right, Jasmeet Lamba, Auburn University; Vernon Abney, Natural Resources and Conservation Service; Ortiz; Joseph Ellis, Auburn University student; Brent Shaw, participating farmer; and Puneet Srivastava, Auburn University.