Farming in a Changing Climate
Agriculture represents a major portion of land use in Maryland, and is a significant contributor to Maryland’s economy. Maryland’s agricultural community is particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change. Higher temperatures, greater storm events, more severe droughts, and sea level rise will lead to increased flooding, pests, unproductive crops, and animal disease and mortality. Several planning tools are available to farmers and land and natural resource managers, including the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Climate Change Impact Area Mapper and a variety of management practices to reduce risk and control negative climate change impacts.
Climate Change Topics: Communication, Adaptation, Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather, Agriculture
Published: May, 2013
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