This week, we’re taking a look at NPR’s investigations on American farmers’ relationships with the weather and the government. Farmers’ livelihoods are inextricably tied to the weather and the environment. However, in the face of extreme swings in temperature and precipitation, more frequent instances of pest infestations and crop diseases, and heat stress affecting meat and dairy production, can farmers depend on federally supported agricultural research to adapt and thrive? What would a pause in research mean to farmers and food production?
Will The Government Help Farmers Adapt To A Changing Climate? – NPR: The Salt
How To Make Farmers Love Cover Crops? Pay Them – NPR: The Salt