Farming Success in an Uncertain Climate

Climate change presents both risks and opportunities for farm owner-operators. Preparing for challenges such as flooding, drought, and insect invasion is a sound business decision to mitigate risk and ensure market share into the future. Farming Success in an Uncertain Climate provides an overview of some of the challenges anticipated to affect farms over the next century while also providing solutions that can be applied today. The resource is directed to a New York State audience, but its solutions are widely applicable. Impacts addressed include: flooding, drought, heat stress, insect invasions and super weeds, and dairy and livestock industries. Proposed solutions include: shifting planting dates, experimenting with heat-resistant crops, and planting crops with longer growing seasons. Cornell University’s website offers additional resources addressing climate change and agriculture here.