When we think about the effects of climate change on the agriculture sector, the first thing that comes to mind is often the effect of temperature and precipitation shifts on crop yields and food security. But its implications go far beyond that, to farmer and farm worker health, transportation delays, processing disruptions, and animal wellbeing, among other factors.
During this Earth Day conversation, a rancher, a beef processor, and a restauranteur will discuss the ways that climate change is affecting the meat supply chain, how they're adapting to those challenges, and what they're doing to minimize their climate impact. They'll also consider policy solutions that can help realize the full potential of agriculture in climate action, preserve food- and farm-related livelihoods, and ensure national food security.
Rob Larew, President, National Farmers Union
Hannah Bernhardt, Rancher, Medicine Creek Farm (Minnesota)
Ryan Goodman, Rancher, Croissant Red Angus (Colorado)
Andy Shaw, CEO, Cypress Valley Meat Company and Natural State Processing
Anthony Myint, Director of Partnerships, Zero Foodprint