climate change

What Could the Green New Deal Mean for the Future of Ag?

On February 7th, 2019 Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a resolution in Congress recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. The resolution starts by listing the many ways that climate change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Jessica Manly, Communications Director, press@youngfarmers.org | View full release and contacts RELEASE: Young Farmers Supports Federal Policy Action on Climate Change   The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) applauds Congress for taking steps to mitigate climate change and

New year, new farm bill, climate news

On December 20th, after months of heated debate, the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law. Though it’s by no means perfect, the bill’s passage brings some much needed relief to farmers and ranchers across the country dealing with trade

Farming in a New Climate Reality with Mark Howden of the IPCC

In October, the The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a stunning Special Report on Climate Change. The study found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, we will face devastating consequences across all sectors by

The time is now for young farmers to take climate action

Last week, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on climate change, calling for “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” including agriculture, in order to keep atmospheric warming from exceeding 1.5°C

Facing Disaster, Head-On

Hurricane Florence has caused an estimated $1 billion in damages to farms in the Carolinas, and the destruction continues. Lindsey interviews Davon Goodwin, a North Carolina farmer and manager of the Sandhills AGInnovation Center, to find out what it looks

Climate and the Future of Farming with Dr. Nathan Mueller

Can farmers save the planet? We all know that the weather impacts agriculture, but farmers are also changing the weather. Dr. Nathan Mueller, head of the Mueller Lab and Assistant Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California,

OG Weather Nerds

It’s hard to imagine anyone thinking more about the weather than farmers, but then again, there’s Chief Meteorologist Mark Brusberg of USDA’s agricultural weather and assessments group. This week, Lindsey talks with Mark about the ways that drought, extreme weather,

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