UMaine publication helps farmers adapt to changing climate

Long-term changes in weather are affecting Maine agriculture, bringing both risks and potential opportunities for farmers in the state.

At the University of Maine, faculty initiated the Maine Climate and Agriculture Network to improve coordination among faculty, staff and students on the subject.

The network recently published a fact sheet that outlines observations of how Maine’s current weather differs from the past, what may lie ahead, and examples of farmer choices and actions that can minimize risk and help ensure productivity.

More information, including their recommendations, is online.