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A brief guide to the impacts of climate change on food production

Farmers are experiencing weather extremes, less-predictable seasons, wildfires, and more


September 20, 2019

(Photo: Cesar Carlevarino Aragon)

Food may be a universal language – but in these record-breaking hot days, so too is climate change. With July clocking in as the hottest month on Earth in recorded history and extreme weather ramping up globally, farmers are facing the brunt of climate change in croplands and pastures around the world.

Here in the U.S., for instance, climate impacts like more downpours make it harder to avert flooding and erosion on farms across the Midwest. California farmers, on the other hand, must find ways to stay productive despite increasing drought and wildfire risks.


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