Agriculture and food are critical to the
health and economy of Minnesotans. Agriculture generates approximately 90
billion dollars per year to our economy, and over 340,000 jobs. We are leaders in
growing sugar beets, sweet corn, wild rice, turkeys and hogs, but climate change is
impacting our crops and livestock. More intense rain falls along with longer dry
periods and higher heat are making it harder for farmers to grow our food.
Fortunately, there are many steps we can take individually and as communities to
slow the impacts and help secure our food supply.