More extreme weather events and temperatures mean, that crops that once flourished and readily fed Americans perhaps no longer can, says Mike Hoffmann in a Guest Comment in the Farm Progress magazine, American Agriculturist.
Ask any farmer about changes in growing conditions. Most will agree that today’s climate is very different for the one in which their parents and grandparents farmers. More extreme weather events and temperatures mean that crops that once flourished and readily fed Americans perhaps no longer can. And new pests now thrive in these different environments. Agriculture is on the front lines in our battle with a changing climate. Food supply is an issue of critical importance to each person. It’s the non-negotiable baseline of existence.
Read the Full Article [American Agriculturist, July 2014 – www.FarmProgress.com]