The Future of Agriculture

In this article the author discusses how important agriculture is to the U.S economy.  The crops, livestock, and seafood produced in the United States contribute more than $300 billion to the economy each year.  He also mentions that agriculture and fisheries are extremely dependent on climate, and that changing climate can make it harder to raise animals, grow crops, and catch fish in the same ways and same places as we have done in the past.  Overall, the author warns that climate change as a whole could be disastrous to U.S agriculture in the future.

Fun Fact:  U.S. farms supply nearly 25% of all grains (such as wheat, corn, and rice) on the global market

Quote: "For any particular crop, the effect of increased temperature will depend on the crop's optimal temperature for growth and reproduction."
-United States Environmental Protection Agency

prepared by Aidan