climate and weather

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Potatoes among crops threatened by ‘catastrophic’ Texas wildfires

Potatoes are among the crops threatened by recent Texas wildfires, including the largest blaze in the state's history. Since Feb. 25, the Texas A&a... READ MORE »

CDFA provides list of flood relief resources to California growers

During March 2023, floodwaters and very heavy rain fell, causing challenges to the California growers. The California Department of Food and Agricultu... READ MORE »

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Secretary Vilsack convenes state agriculture leaders from the Colorado River Basin

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with the leaders of the state Departments of Agriculture for the seven Colorado River Basin states (Arizona, Cal... READ MORE »

UC ANR receives $1 million for VINE Climate-Smart Agrifood Innovation Program

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) has been awarded a $1 million UC Climate Action Innovation & Entrepreneurship ... READ MORE »

USDA expands eligibility, enhances benefits for key disaster programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made updates to several conservation, livestock and crop disaster assistance programs to give more farmers, ... READ MORE »

Pacific Northwest Climate-Smart Potato Program

Oregon State University (OSU) was recently awarded a $50 million grant from USDA in order to track the benefits of climate-smart practices within the ... READ MORE »

Sustainable Farms and Fields Program funding available for voluntary, climate-smart projects in Washington state

The Washington State Conservation Commission's (SCC) new climate-friendly program, the Sustainable Farms and Fields (SFF) program, is open for applica... READ MORE »

U of I lands largest ever grant for climate project

University of Idaho’s (U of I) College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is set to receive up to $55 million — the largest award in the universit... READ MORE »

Letting farmland recover may let air quality recover, finds U of I study

The USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) that promotes sustainable agricultural practices to improve habitat may have an unintended benefit of... READ MORE »

Oregon State University and partners to receive $50 million grant for climate-smart potatoes

Oregon State University (OSU) has been awarded a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and Native American tr... READ MORE »


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