An article this week in AgWeb nicely summarizes the findings of the recent National Climate Assessment report on agriculture. According to the article, the National Climate Assessment (NCA) predicts agriculture will be one of the greatest casualties when it comes to climate change. “Any change in the climate poses a major challenge to agriculture through increased rates of crop failure, reduced livestock productivity and altered rates of pressure from pests, weeds and diseases,” the report states. “Rural communities, where economies are more tightly interconnected with agriculture than other sectors, are particularly vulnerable to the agricultural volatility related to climate.”
You can read more from AgWeb here.