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Resilient Southern Plains Agriculture and Forestry in a Changing Climate


Author:
USDA Grazing Lands Research Laboratory
Year:
2017
Abstract:
Agricultural production in the U.S. Southern Great Plains is extensive and diverse. The region is home to numerous cropping, livestock, and forestry systems, which serve as vital economic components for the Southern Plains states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. These systems, while mature and resilient in many respects, are nonetheless at risk from the ongoing impacts of climate extremes as well as the projected impacts of future climate change. As scientists and extension professionals continue to refine their understanding of how climatic extremes and changes will affect agriculture in this region in the future, there is a concurrent need to understand the critical elements and commonalities among production systems regarding those risks, as well as the information requirements and regional capacity needed to harden production systems, improve resiliency, and enhance profitability.
Language:
English
Publisher:
USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub
Collection:
USDA publications
Persistent Link:
https://dx.doi.org/10.32747/2017.6957452.ch