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Scientists discuss Montana ag adapting to climate change


November 13, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Kevin Hyde of the Montana Climate Office, left, and Power-area farmer Erik Somerfeld, right, listen as Fort Benton-area farmer Casey Bailey speaks Thursday during a panel discussion in a climate assessment forum held at Northern Agricultural Research Center southwest of Havre at Fort Assinniboine.

Scientists spoke Friday at the Northern Agricultural Research Center about a recently completed study that explores past and projected climate warming and what affect it will have on Montana's water availability and agriculture.

One of the major goals of the project - the group has been traveling the state holding talks - is to inform people, especially ag producers, so they can adapt as it relates to production and economic output, said assessment co-author and lead author of the agriculture chapter Bruce Maxwell.

Maxwell is also the co-director of the Montana Institute on Ecosystem at...

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