Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“California Drought Creates Opportunity for South’s Vegetable Growers”

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Growing Georgia published an article by Allison Floyd today discussing the opportunities for Southern vegetable farmers due to the continuing drought in California.  You can read the article here.  Because of the severe water restrictions in California, growers in Georgia are being asked to expand into other varieties of vegetables, […]
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NOAA releases new winter outlook


NOAA released their latest outlook for December and for December through January today.  The new forecasts are not a big change from previous forecasts, and the 3-month winter forecast is still leaning towards the development of a weak El Nino, with wetter than normal conditions expected in the southern part […]
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New resource guide available

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A new resource guide has recently been made available by the Animal Agriculture Climate Change group that co-sponsors this blog.  It is entitled “Adapting to a Changing Climate: A Planning Guide.”  It is available online by clicking here.  This guide provides several steps that extension agents, farmers and ranchers can […]
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Amazing cold outbreak continues

Source: Southeast Regional Climate Center Perspectives

My meteorologist and climatologist friends have been posting one story after another about the extreme cold weather we have experienced in the past day.  Today many areas set records for low maximum temperature, and some record lows were set.  Tomorrow morning, many more record lows are expected to be broken. […]
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