Farm Equipment May Influence Farmer’s View of Climate Change, University of Vermont Finds

Irrigation systems help supplement water to crops, but the systems might also be impacting the farmers’ perspective on climate change.

As irrigation systems maintain crops’ growth without impact from droughts and other weather patterns, farmers are less likely to realize climate change in their region. This causes unawareness in producers, and they are less likely to implement green processes that help prevent climate change.

University of Vermont links this realization to show the impact of farm infrastructure on climate perception. With this knowledge, Vermont can educate producers everywhere on the importance of recognizing climate change and incorporating preventative measures.

University of Vermont’s study is the first of its kind – read the report here.

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