Report: Farmers may have to adjust for climate change
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Some farmers might have to re-adjust the way they plant their crops because of the warmer weather.
According to a new report, temperatures in California are up 1.7 degrees since 1895. But by 2050, the state is expected to be 2.7 degrees warmer than it was just 12 years ago.
The report says farmers in the San Joaquin Valley might have to consider those changes when they plant or replace fruit trees that depend on cooler weather. That's because a warmer climate will most likely translate into fewer nights below freezing.
ag report, farm, environment, ag watch
- Man found dead with gunshot wounds in Visalia
- Triple stabbing in East Central Fresno
- FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes 54 min ago
- Visalia Police: Street racer crashes into mattress store
- Fire sprinklers cause flooding at FCOE after small fire
- Sanger police chase ends in crash
- Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
- Man killed in rollover crash near Caruthers
- Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town
- Clashes in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead
- Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18
- Scientists locate 19th century steamship in SF Bay
- Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack
- Man worried 'MURDER' tattoo might hurt his case