Upcoming Seminar Highlights Effects of Climate Change on Producers
The USDA Climate Change Program Office will host a seminar on “Climate Change Science: What USDA Needs to Know” on Thursday, June 7 from 2-4 p.m. in the USDA South Building Jefferson Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Scientists from within and outside of USDA will discuss the Earth’s warming trend and determine how increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns will affect farmers and ranchers. Experts in the field will provide evidence that the warming trend will create more prevalent weed and insect pests along with plant and animal diseases. Other topics include Climate 101: The Basics, The Sources of Change and Modeling and Projections. For more information email Jan Lewandrowski.