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Climate Change and Livestock in the US Caribbean


Author:
USDA Caribbean Climate Hub
Year:
2017
Abstract:
Dairy farming is important in Puerto Rico and St. Croix, with more than 320 dairy farms in Puerto Rico on about 50,000 acres of land that generate over 25,000 jobs. In 2014-2015, the dry season in the US Caribbean was drier than usual and this sparked wildfires, pasture shortages, and land degradation, affecting livestock production.
Language:
English
Publisher:
USDA Caribbean Climate Hub
Collection:
USDA publications