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Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought

 

Last updated 8/19/2022 at 11:39am

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Organic beef farmer Brian Kemp displays dry grass in a pasture at the Mountain Meadows Farm in Sudbury, Vt., Aug. 8. Kemp, who manages the organic beef farm in Sudbury describes the weather lately as inconsistent and impactful, which he attributes to a changing climate. Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill.

Jennifer McDermott

Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - North-central Montana and the rest of the West are not the only areas experiencing continued, extreme drought.

Vermont farmer Brian Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill.

That's "very nerve-wracking" when you're grazing 600 to 700 cattle, said Kemp, who manages an organic beef farm in Sudbury. He describes the weather lately as inconsistent and impactful, which he attributes to a changing climate.

"I don't think there is any normal...



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