Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“The Gulf of Mexico’s ‘Dead Zone’ Could Nearly Double in Size This Year”

One of the consequences of the rainy conditions in the central US this year has been exceptional runoff of fertilizer and other agricultural chemicals as well as animal waste, most of which make their way down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico.  These chemicals help lead to the…
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Too much rain keeps farmers from fieldwork

I’ve seen several articles this week discussing problems that farmers are having in areas that have received abundant rain in the last few weeks.  While the precipitation is welcome for many, it does make it hard for producers to keep up with applications of nutrients and other agricultural chemical treatments….
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