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New USDA publication: Climate Indicators for Agriculture

I ran across this new USDA publication on Twitter this week, and it’s a winner. It contains a very comprehensive description of how climate affects agriculture, including extreme weather, indicators like degree days and chill hours, livestock and outdoor worker heat stress, and crop insurance. I use this information every day in my work, and I am very pleased that this was all gathered together in one place. Service to agriculture is the #1 one reason why UGA has their weather network, and we hope that the information we provide at http://weather.uga.edu/ continues to be of use to extension agents and producers in the future, as well as university and K-12 students, businesses, and many others. Check it out at https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/climate_indicators_for_agriculture.pdf.