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Climate Risks in the Northeast


Author:
USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Year:
2017
Abstract:
The 12 northeastern states form a diverse region producing more than $21 billion yearly in agricultural commodities. The Northeast region contains the seven most densely populated states and leads the nation in direct-to-public farm sales. Animal agriculture is important, particularly dairy and poultry. About half of the field crops and pasture grown in the Northeast are for animal feed. Horticulture and perennial fruits are also a relatively large portion of total plant production. Overall, farms in the Northeast are usually smaller in size and organic production is higher i comparison to other regions. About 21% of land in this region is farmland (6% of the national total), and 62% of land is classified as timberland.
Language:
English
Publisher:
USDA Northeast Climate Hub
Collection:
USDA publications
Persistent Link:
https://dx.doi.org/10.32747/2017.6960277.ch