Climate change and precision agriculture

By Marshall Matz at Agri-Pulse

Climate change is front and center. The melting glaciers are in the news, along with the loss of habitat for polar bears. Speaking in Jakarta, Indonesia last month, Secretary of State John Kerry said, “Climate change means fundamental transformations in agriculture worldwide. Scientists predict that, in some places, heat waves and water shortages will make it much more difficult for farmers to be able to grow the regular things we grow, like wheat or corn or rice. And obviously, it’s not only farmers who will suffer here – it’s the millions of people who depend on those crops that the farmers grow.”

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