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Below find reports and resources related to climate change and agriculture:

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  pdf Climate Change and Agriculture, Including Aquaculture and Fisheries, in New Jersey (1.20 MB) prepared by the Rutgers Climate Institute and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.





pdf Healthy Soils and Climate Change (475 KB) , prepared by the Rutgers Climate Institute and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station with assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Climate Change and Agriculture Workshop for Rutgers Extension Faculty and Staff presentations available here.

Stakeholder Engagement Report: Agriculture. This report was prepared by researchers from Rutgers University for the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance. 

Stakeholder Engagement Reports prepared for the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance for other sectors such as Natural Resources and Water Resources can be found here.

A Summary of Climate Change Impacts and Preparedness Opportunities for the Agricultural Sector in New Jersey.

Sector-based reports for climate change impacts and preparedness opportunities for the Natural Resources and Water Resources sector in New Jersey can be found here.

USDA Northeast Climate Hub provides climate change information to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners within the Northeastern United States with a focus on technologies and risk management practices. Sign up for the Hub newsletter here.

U. S. Department of Agriculture Sponsored Project: Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate is a resource that includes news, a searchable data base, and an on-line course to foster animal production practices that are resilient to a changing climate.

Climate change and agriculture related resources on a range of topics including climate and weather; disasters and emergency; and energy from the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station can be found here.

Climate and agriculture resources for Extension Professionals on a range of topics including farm energy; disaster issues; climate, forests and woodlands.

Climate, Forests & Woodlands Community of Practice has a new website for Extension Professionals here

USDA National Agroforestry Center resources on climate change.

USDA COMET-FARM: whole farm and ranch greenhouse gas accounting tool.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Materials Program has a listing of technical publications including climate change and related topics.

Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change pocket guides:
    Extension Practice for Agricultural Adaptation
    Managing Water Resources

Responding to Climate Variability and Change in the Midwest and Northeast

Climate Change and Agriculture in New Jersey: A Workshop for Rutgers Extension Faculty and Staff. March 4, 2015. 

USDA Webinar portal (including archived webinars) on the latest research and industry practices in forestry, conservation, bioenergy, climate change, and natural resources. 

Listen to Rutgers Professor Peter Oudemans interview on NPR's Weekend Edition about what a changing climate means for cranberries, blueberries, peaches and other NJ crops especially when a cold snap happens.  

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