Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Significant decrease in drought in Georgia, South Carolina

Heavy rainfall over the last week has put a significant dent in severe drought conditions in Georgia and South Carolina, reducing it by half. Other categories of drought and dry conditions were also reduced in those states. No change was seen in North Carolina, Virginia and Alabama. Southern Florida missed…
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How Israel has defeated drought for decades and what Cape Town (and the Southeast) can learn

I’ve previously posted about the exceptional drought which is currently threatening Cape Town, South Africa. Drought has also been a threat to the Southeast, especially the 2007 drought which caused concern that Atlanta and Athens in Georgia might run out of water. Here is an interesting story from Business Insider…
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SERCH: How do FSA and NRCS employees deal with changes in climate (survey)?

The USDA Climate Hubs recently published a paper describing the results of a survey of their field agents and how they are dealing with increases in extreme weather and changes in climate over recent decades. You can read more information about the report at https://www.climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/hubs/topic/usda-field-staff-surveys. According to that page, “In order…
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