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Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City GA announced that today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.  Heat is one of the leading killers due to weather across the nation, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year.  Since farmers and extension agents spend a lot of time outdoors in sultry…
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New report: “Dealing with climate change is a matter of managing risk”

Farmers are masters of managing risk.  They have to deal with variable weather, swings in the market, labor issues and many other factors on a daily basis.  A new report on fighting global warming released today explains that making choices to manage the risks of climate change is like insuring…
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Nice website for getting cattle heat stress predictions

The USDA has a nice website for daily forecasts for cattle heat stress at https://www.ars.usda.gov/plains-area/clay-center-ne/marc/docs/heat-stress/main/. If you click on your regional link you get a day by day forecast of heat stress for the next seven days. You can also find out more information on the AnimalAgClimateChange website here.
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cli-MATE website provides easy access to archived climate data

The Midwestern Climate Center has made an easy-to-use portal to National Weather Service cooperative weather data archives on their website, called cli-MATE.  Even though they are located in Champaign IL and cover the Midwestern states, the database contains information for locations across the US.  The system is free to use…
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