Indiana agriculture must adapt as climate changes

Over the coming decades, Hoosier farmers will have to adapt to rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns that will have some positive but overall more negative effects on row crops, livestock, poultry, specialty crops and soil health, according to the latest report by the Purdue University-based Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment.

The report – Indiana’s Agriculture in a Changing Climate – outlines the many challenges farmers across our state will face as well as opportunities to prepare for and get ahead of those challenges, said Karen Plaut, the Glen W. Sample dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture.

 

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