Monday, March 21, 2011

Dr.Roger Beachy Shifting Weather Patterns

MINNEAPOLIS — The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help ensure farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while trying to limit the impact of a changing environment. Shifting weather patterns already have had a big effect on US agriculture, and the country needs to prepare for even greater changes, said Roger Beachy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Picture Credit, In this March 10, 2011, photo Iowa State University researcher Lois Wright Morton is seen in a lab at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. Wright Morton is leading one of three new major USDA-funded research projects on the effects of climate change on agricultural and forest production. (AP Photo/ Click for article By Associated Press, Monday, March 21, 3:32 AM