The Effects Of Conventional Agricultural Farms On Agriculture

1968 Words Jul 30th, 2014 8 Pages
Anyone can have the globe on their dinner plate. Literally speaking, carbon dioxide (CO2), greenhouse gases, and fossil fuel emissions play a role in imported food as does climate change. Conventional agricultural farms are known for being one of the biggest contributors to climate change. Federal policies and subsidies can aid farmers in the fight against altering the climate. Subsidies first allowed cheap commodity crops to flourish during Nixon’s presidency and while they allow farmers to grow, use, and sell cheap produce today, the machinery and transport of it has otherwise been and is destructive to the climate. The amount of fossil fuels and pollution emitted by crop, meat, and fish farms pose as a climatic risk and can be reduced with strict policies and subsidies. Shockingly, American farmers have yet to have any effective policies for farming ecologically. American farmlands have relied on and continue to rely on farm insurance and farm management skills to learn about and prevent farm risks that result from the changing climates impact on agriculture. Organic crops, carbon taxes, and farmland maintenance are also key methods when considering ways to reduce carbon footprint in the agricultural industry. With the farmers support, the U.S. government can improve agriculture drastically. The USDA must assign farm protocols to endorse cleaner, organic crops and allow carbon taxes on food exporters to help reduce climate change caused from CO2 emission. The U.S.…
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