Expanding Almond Orchards

Study examines the potential for expanding almond orchards across the Southwest United States.

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Warmer Temperatures Could Boost Plant Growth on Rangelands

East of the Cascade mountains, hundreds of thousands of cattle graze the vast rangelands. This economically vital agricultural region of the Pacific Northwest could become more productive as a result of climate change, a new study finds. Climate models show that rangelands in the interior West — including eastern Oregon and Washington as well as…