Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

National Farmers Union: What Farmers Need to Know about Climate Change from NCA4

The National Farmers Union published a short column which discusses the Agriculture chapter in the recently released National Climate Assessment 4 and what the findings mean for farmers. I think it is a pretty balanced statement of the potential costs of climate change to producers and how their economics are likely to change in the future as production becomes more difficult. You can read it at https://nfu.org/2018/11/29/what-do-farmers-need-to-know-about-climate-change-national-climate-assessment/.

A trio tractors rake, bale and collect straw at Scoggins Farm, a family farm on West Armuchee Road in South Walker County, Ga., on June 1, 2017. Plentiful rain so far this spring has fostered a far better growing season so far, local agriculture officials say.
Photo by Ben Benton /Times Free Press.