AP, BDN report on research to help farmers get climate adaptation resources

The Associated Press and Bangor Daily News reported researchers in New England are working on a project to develop tools for small- and mid-sized farms in the region to address productivity problems related to climate change. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded nearly $500,000 over three years to the University of Vermont for the project, and more than $200,000 will go to University of Maine researchers. UMaine officials said the project will seek to help farmers with issues that have a link to a changing climate, such as changes in the growing season, drought risks and new pests, the AP reported. UMaine’s research team will focus on the importance of developing climate adaptation tools, according to the AP. WABI (Channel 5), The Times RecordWGAN in Portland and WRAL in North Carolina carried the AP report. Maine Public published the BDN report and Morning Ag Clips posted a UMaine news release on the project.