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Research Project: Developing Agronomically and Environmentally Beneficial Management Practices to Increase the Sustainability and Safety of Animal Manure Utilization

Location: Food Animal Environmental Systems Research

Title: Chapter 11 - Agriculture, food systems, and rural communities

item Bolster, Carl
item Mitchell, Robert - Rob
item KITTS, ANDREW - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
item CAMPBELL, AMBER - National Institute Of Food And Agriculture (NIFA)
item Cosh, Michael
item FARRIGAN, TRACEY - Economic Research Serivce (ERS, USDA)
item Franzluebbers, Alan
item Hoover, David
item Jin, Virginia
item Peck, Dannele
item Schmer, Marty
item SMITH, MICHAEL - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Submitted to: National Climate Assessment
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2023
Publication Date: 11/14/2023
Citation: Bolster, C.H., Mitchell, R., Kitts, A., Campbell, A., Cosh, M.H., Farrigan, T.L., Franzluebbers, A.J., Hoover, D.L., Jin, V.L., Peck, D.E., Schmer, M.R., Smith, M.D. 2023. Chapter 11 - Agriculture, food systems, and rural communities. National Climate Assessment.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, land managers, and rural communities across the country are facing challenges posed by climate change. This chapter increases awareness of the causes and effects of these changes in agriculture and food systems, as well as providing support for climate-resilient planning for the future. This chapter discusses how U.S. agriculture and the food systems we depend on interact with, and are impacted by, the changing climate around us. The chapter discusses how climate change is projected to reduce the availability and affordability of nutritious food, with impacts across society. It also discusses the anticipated unique challenges and opportunities that rural communities are expected to face in light of this change. US agriculture contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions as a result of its reliance on specialized crop and livestock operations. However there is growing evidence to support significant mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions with conservation agricultural management, as well as adaptation to climate perturbations when adopting agroecological approaches.