New Northeast Animal Agriculture and Climate Change website

Animal Agriculture and Climate Change homepageNortheast Regional Project website for USDA-NIFA funded Animal Agriculture and Climate Change program. (Visit national website.) Goal of project, website, and online course is to help all those involved in animal agriculture prepare and respond to current weather trends and an ever changing climate. As farmers plan for the future they must evaluate opportunities and risks in every aspect of their business. Current animal genetics, feeding programs, markets, facilities, and nearly all other aspects of the farming system are based on historical weather conditions and typical weather variability. Current evidence indicates that weather patterns are changing and predictions that the future weather might bring even more variability. Understanding the evidence and probability of these changes is essential for planning long term farm investments.

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