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Report Highlights New York Agriculture’s Opportunities to Mitigate Climate Change

Cornell University researchers have completed a report titled New York Agriculture and Climate Change: Key Opportunities for Mitigation, Resilience, and Adaptation that provides a scientific assessment of opportunities and barriers supporting climate adaptation and mitigation practices on New York’s farms. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets commissioned the 65-page report. The report includes a table with 13 mitigation opportunities, ranked by the scale at which they could be implemented. The top five actions include management of manure, nitrogen, livestock feed, and woodlands, as well as utilization of former farmland and underutilized land for renewable energy production and forestry.