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Climate Change Predictions For Agriculture

Climate Change Predictions For Agriculture

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The White House released a new climate change report which predicts threats to agriculture including severe weather, more pests and greater demands for water and energy. Iowa State University professor Gene Takle co-authored the agriculture chapter of the 2014 National Climate Assessment.


He says over time the severity of weather events and overall warming trends will be hard on agriculture.


Takle says farmers can play an important role in helping researchers find ways to adapt food production to new conditions.
Takle says in some ag industries-such as winemaking,farmers are already irrigating during the offseason, shading fruit, and finding other innovative ways to protect their crops.

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