The United States is the only country in the world that has no intention of planting its crops because climate change is a problem, according to a new report.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) report found that climate change has been making its way into American agriculture, and in particular, that farmers are being forced to choose between buying more fertilizers and cutting back on pesticides to get their crops ready for planting.
The report, released Wednesday, said climate change impacts farmers’ ability to plant their crops, the quality of their soil and water and how they can use fertilizers.
“Climate change is making the US a less productive nation, and this will have a serious impact on the quality and quantity of crops we can grow,” said AFBF president Jim Klayman.
“Farmers need to understand what their impact will be on our future and how it will affect them, their family and their livelihood.”
The report found there are currently 3.5 million US farmers, which means there are roughly 3.6 million farmers who are either unable or unwilling to plant crops in the United States due to climate change.
According to the AFBF report, the number of farmers that are unable to plant the next crop has risen by more than 100,000 in the last two years.
The AFBF’s report says it has identified three key issues that farmers face as they attempt to plan ahead for the next few decades: how to adapt to climate shifts, the impact of climate changes on farmers and the costs of climate-related disasters.
The impact of global warming on agriculture is estimated to be $40 trillion annually, which translates into $2.4 trillion in annual losses for farmers.
According the AFBD, climate change can be a challenge for farmers because they are not able to predict the effects of weather patterns on crops, soil and soil water quality.
“Farmers have to plan and execute with a particular focus on growing the most nutritious crops and ensuring that they have the resources and tools to prepare for the future,” said Klaymans.
“Climate change can have a huge impact on our agriculture system and we need to be ready for it.”
In the report, farmers are also faced with a lack of knowledge about the effects and impacts of climate disruption.
The findings from the AFBF report were based on interviews with farmers, farmers and other farm professionals.
It was conducted in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) Climate Change and Security Initiative.
Follow Rachael Rettner on Twitter: @RachaelRettnerAPA new report on climate change, farm policy and agriculture says farmers in the U.S. are struggling to find enough time to plant because of the effects on their climate.
The new report, called The Future of America’s Agriculture, says that as the world warms, the US is going to need to shift away from growing crops on the land and focus more on growing crops grown on irrigation and drip irrigation.
The main drivers of climate stress are climate change and water quality, according the report.
“It is increasingly clear that climate stress will have an enormous impact on U.s. agricultural production,” said Tom Cramer, a senior advisor at AFBF.
“There is a growing concern among farmers and policymakers that our food security is going from the past to the future, and that the future will not be the same as the past.”
The Future of American Agriculture says that it is now important for farmers to plan for the worst-case scenario of climate impacts.
In fact, the report says the USDA should create a new category called “Climate Change-Related Farm Losses,” where farmers could be required to provide specific projections of the future impact of weather and climate changes.
It also says the Department of Agriculture (USDA) should start requiring farmers to take climate risk assessments, which could include drought, rising water levels, and the impact on their water supplies.
“It is vital that we continue to invest in research to understand the impacts of weather, soil, water and climate on agricultural production, and how we can best manage the impacts,” said Cramer.
The USDA’s new Climate Risk Assessment Program, the first such program in the country, was established in December 2015 to assist with drought-related research and prepare farmers for the effects.
It will include information from a wide variety of sources including government agencies, agribusiness and other industry groups, as well as the U,S.
Department of Labor.
“The report provides an in-depth look at the science and research, and helps to inform and inform decisions that we as a nation make regarding how to grow our food and how to prepare it for the challenges of the 21st century,” said USDA Secretary Ben Bernanke.
The US Department of Commerce has already started the process to create a climate risk assessment for the agriculture sector, and it is expected to create additional resources in the coming months.