Drowning and Drought: Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change

June 26, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Agriculture remains a significant industry in the United States, but changes in the climate affect livestock, crops, and even our energy supply. Floods, droughts, and warmer temperatures could make it more difficult for farmers to grow crops or provide habitats for animals and fish. During this session, agriculture scientists and a farmer discuss current effects on American farmland and what our best science shows the future might hold. These ideas are especially important as policymakers prepare for climate change and farmers adapt to using new technologies and practices.