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FDA Launches Study on Climate Change and Agriculture

21 Mar 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs

Tags: Climate Change, Administration

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the federal government will invest $60 million in three major studies examining the effects of climate change on forests and crops.The studies are designed to prepare foresters and farmers with information and strategies to aid them in combating the detrimental effects of climate change.

Under the collaborative work of climatologists, soil scientists, and plant scientists, each study will examine how climate change impacts crops and tree species.Specifically, the three studies will explore the effects of climate change on corn, wheat, and the loblolly pine, which covers 80% of planted forests in the southwestern United States.

Already, increasing temperatures have strongly impacted U.S. agriculture, and in the near future, farmers across different United States regions can expect longer and shorter growing seasons, more floods, and more droughts.

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