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Farming in arctic climates: Increasing opportunities

The Modern Farmer published an article this week on the growth of farming at high latitudes (http://modernfarmer.com/2013/10/arctic-farming/).  The article lists several reasons for increasing agriculture in a challenging place, including changing diets of indigenous people, increased demand for local foods, and increases in temperature under a changing climate that is…
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Wheat and climate in the news

An article by from scientists from the Southeast Climate Consortium (which helps support this blog) in Nature shows that rising temperatures around the globe have warming are “already slowing yield gains at a majority of wheat-growing locations. Global wheat production is estimated to fall by 6% for each °C of…
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Wet week for coastal Southeast

Many of you will be traveling sometime during the next week to visit friends or relatives over Christmas week.  Looks like there will be a good bit of storminess this week over the eastern half of the country as well as a big storm hitting the Pacific Northwest.  Pay special…
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