Vermont Agriculture & Food System Plan 2021-2030 Vermont Food System Plan Issue Brief: Climate Change

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Vermont will face considerable disruption to the local food system and farm profitability and viability because of climate change.1 In addition, the significant impact of climate change on global food production and supply chains intensifies the need to increase the resilience of Vermont farming and local food systems and maintain our agricultural land base. Supporting Vermont farmers’ efforts to adapt will also reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, improve water quality, and perhaps make farmers more competitive with farms outside Vermont. Additional training, education, financial support, and research on adaptation will help farmers be resilient and innovative as the climate continues to change.

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