climate change Articles

USSA Experts Debunk U.S. Agriculture Myths in Podcast First

How does the sustainability of U.S. food systems compare with the EU? What is being done to make beef production more climate-smart? How can academics help advance sustainability knowledge? Those […]

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Transformative Action Needed to Tackle Future Climate Risks

The impacts of human-caused climate change are far-reaching and getting worse across every region of the United States. That’s according to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, hailed by President Biden […]

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U.S. Soy Farmers Champion Biodiversity

In the United States, soy cultivation and biodiversity efforts go hand in hand, writes Abby Rinne, Sustainability Director at the U.S. Soybean Export Council. Discover more about U.S Soy farmers’ […]

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Methane emissions in livestock and rice systems: Sources, quantification, mitigation and metrics

25 September 2023: A comprehensive analysis of methane emissions related to livestock and rice production systems and how to reduce them.

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The Soil Holds the Key to Climate Change Adaptation

The soil sustains many life forms, writes Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). It supports more than 25% of the world’s biodiversity and is […]

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Methane-busting Innovation Wins $1.5M Climate Prize

A Seattle-based company has won $1.5 million to test a product to reduce methane emissions by curbing cow burps. Lumen Bioscience (Lumen) is the inaugural recipient of the Wilkes Center […]

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Extreme Heat This July (2023) Was Made More Likely Due to Climate Change

A new report from the World Weather Attribution initiative finds that climate change has contributed to record-high temperatures. Heatwaves experienced in some parts of the northern hemisphere this July (2023), […]

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The U.S. Highlights Farmers’ Sustainability Focus 

When Cedric Porter, a journalist from the UK, visited Nebraska, he found a state committed to sustainable agriculture where standards far exceed those required by law. Most grain farmers have […]

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$300M Invested in Measuring Impact of Climate-Smart Practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans to invest $300 million over eight years to improve the measurement and verification of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in climate-smart […]

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Farms Under Threat 2040: Projected Climate Impacts on the Growing Conditions for Rainfed Agriculture in the Contiguous United States

8 May: How rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect rainfed croplands in the United States.

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Improved Animal Genetics Combat Climate Change Effects

The role of improved animal genetic programs in combating the effects of climate change By Christina Ballard, grant writer, SMART Reproduction – a woman-owned biotech company specializing in small ruminant […]

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USDA Research Strategy Aims to Transform U.S. Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched its Science and Research Strategy – a three-year vision for transforming U.S. agriculture through science and innovation. The strategy is USDA’s “answer to […]

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