One of the loudest farm alarms recently came from the U.S. government’s National Climate Assessment, which found that climate change was likely to “increasingly disrupt” American farming with extreme heat, drought, wildfires and heavy downpours. In short, a warmer climate will be harder on animals, crops, and the people who work the fields.
Kansas farmers are seeing earlier spring-like weather, more heat waves, longer gaps between rainfall, and heavier downpours when the rain does arrive.
“We go on a drought for two or three weeks, and then we have pouring rain for a couple of days,” said Prasad.
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