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CICCA Contributes to Global Climate Change Conversation

A Global Climate Change Conversation Presentation and Panel Discussion Observations, Perceptions, and the Reality of Climate Change from Around the World: A Focus on Agriculture and Food Systems July 8th, 2014, 4:00-5:30 G10 Biotech Building Open to the Cornell Community Climate Change Panel Members: Dave Wolfe, Professor, Department of Horticulture, CALS, Cornell University Allison Chatrchyan, Director, Cornell […]

CICCA Hosts CCE Climate Change and Ag Interns

The Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture is pleased to have two interns working on our team for this summer, Jacob Sackett and Rachel Erlebacher. Our interns will be working on a number of projects this summer with some highlights being our Climate Smart Farm Stories project, dairy heat stress project, and agricultural stakeholder […]

Dairy Environmental Systems and Climate Adaptation Conference

Cornell is helping organize a Dairy Environmental Systems and Climate Adaptation Conference in July 2015 in the Finger Lakes of NY, in order to provide state-of-the-art knowledge on manure handling systems and climate adaptation strategies, as well as to explore the intrinsic connection between climate trends for the Northeastern U.S., on-farm adaptation strategies, and related dairy environmental management issues.

High Tunnels at Cornell Plantations to Simulate Climate Change

Okra, peanuts, cotton and bananas are not exactly staple crops on Ithaca farms and home gardens. But as the world gets warmer, will there be a place for tropical varieties in New York state? And what will happen to current crops such as lettuce, radish and spinach? Cornell researchers aim to find out by simulating […]

Cornell Researchers Contribute to new National Climate Assessment

From Climate Change Is Already Here, Says Massive Government Report, Huff Post Politics, May 6, 2014 “Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but a real and present danger in the United States, according to a government report issued Tuesday. “The report is the latest update from the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and details ways that climate […]

USDA Climate Hubs Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

by Sheri Englund Farmers, ranchers, and timber owners are on the front line of climate threats, including floods, droughts, fires, and invasive pests. Seven new regional climate hubs (see full-size version of image above) launched in February by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are delivering resource management information to help them adapt to climate change and extreme weather.   Part […]

Waste Heat Could Keep Cows Cool and Comfortable

Graduate student Kristy Perano takes data on a cow’s level of heat stress. (Lindsay France/University Photography) The dog days of summer can be brutal for cows. When dairy cattle get too hot, it means reduced milk production, decreased reproductive activity and sometimes death – and for dairy farmers, lost income. To help farmers keep cows […]

Cornell Opens Climate Change and Agriculture Center

Cornell University has started a center to help farmers adapt their operations to climate change. The Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture will serve as a clearinghouse for research, climate monitoring, decision-support tools and applications at the intersection of climate and agriculture, the Cornell Chronicle reports. One of the institute’s first steps will be […]

Agriculture and Climate Change Meet at New Institute

By Amanda Garris For farmers, a warming climate challenges fundamental decisions they have always made based on the certainty of the weather – such as when to plant various crops, which varieties to choose or what investments in cooling or irrigation infrastructure would make the most economic sense. They will soon have a resource to […]