It takes a lot of things to produce the world’s food supply. Labor, science, expertise, time, and passion, just to name a few.
Of course, the environment also plays a major role.
Soil health and water quality are important, but so too is the weather. Naturally, the climate has to be right for the specific crops grown in any particular region — there is a reason we don’t grow bananas in Michigan! On our farm, we have experienced what happens when drought conditions decimate our crops, frost comes too early, or there is too much rainfall. Climate matters.
That is precisely why Monsanto is working to reduce the company’s impact on climate change.
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[This article was originally published on AGDAILY as a guest column.]