A combination of federal policy and climate change is threatening New York state’s $37 billion agriculture and food-processing industry. Anthony DeGaetano, an earth science professor at @cornelluniversity, believes climate change explains the state’s dry July and flash flooding in August. This extreme weather is not ideal for dairy farms, whose sales represents almost half of all annual farm revenue. The National Milk Producers Federation approximates Trump’s tariffs will also cost American dairy farmers $1.8 billion. Beyond tariffs, the administration’s tight immigration regulations have left dairy farmers without adequate staff as there are no visa programs for migrant dairy farmers, and undocumented workers make up a significant number of their laborers. As a result, New York is witnessing and increase in dairy farms up for sale and an alarming number of suicides on these farms. In response, NY FarmNet has started suicide prevention training for local agricultural workers. Do you think Trump is doing enough to protect farmers from climate change? - Years Of Living Dangerously

A combination of federal policy and climate change is threatening New York state’s $37 billion agriculture and food-processing industry. Anthony DeGaetano, an earth science professor at @cornelluniversity, believes climate change explains the state’s dry July and flash flooding in August. This extreme weather is not ideal for dairy farms, whose sales represents almost half of all annual farm revenue. The National Milk Producers Federation approximates Trump’s tariffs will also cost American dairy farmers $1.8 billion. Beyond tariffs, the administration’s tight immigration regulations have left dairy farmers without adequate staff as there are no visa programs for migrant dairy farmers, and undocumented workers make up a significant number of their laborers. As a result, New York is witnessing and increase in dairy farms up for sale and an alarming number of suicides on these farms. In response, NY FarmNet has started suicide prevention training for local agricultural workers. Do you think Trump is doing enough to protect farmers from climate change?

A combination of federal policy and climate change is threatening New York state’s $37 billion agriculture and food-processing industry. Anthony DeGaetano, an earth science professor at @cornelluniversity, believes climate change explains the state’s dry July and flash flooding in August. This extreme weather is not ideal for dairy farms, whose sales represents almost half of all annual farm revenue. The National Milk Producers Federation approximates Trump’s tariffs will also cost American dairy farmers $1.8 billion. Beyond tariffs, the administration’s tight immigration regulations have left dairy farmers without adequate staff as there are no visa programs for migrant dairy farmers, and undocumented workers make up a significant number of their laborers. As a result, New York is witnessing and increase in dairy farms up for sale and an alarming number of suicides on these farms. In response, NY FarmNet has started suicide prevention training for local agricultural workers. Do you think Trump is doing enough to protect farmers from climate change?

A combination of federal policy and climate change is threatening New York state’s $37 billion agriculture and food-processing industry. Anthony DeGaetano, an earth science professor at @cornelluniversity, believes climate change explains the state’s dry July and flash flooding in August. This extreme weather is not ideal for dairy farms, whose sales represents almost half of all annual farm revenue. The National Milk Producers Federation approximates Trump’s tariffs will also cost American dairy farmers $1.8 billion. Beyond tariffs, the administration’s tight immigration regulations have left dairy farmers without adequate staff as there are no visa programs for migrant dairy farmers, and undocumented workers make up a significant number of their laborers. As a result, New York is witnessing and increase in dairy farms up for sale and an alarming number of suicides on these farms. In response, NY FarmNet has started suicide prevention training for local agricultural workers. Do you think Trump is doing enough to protect farmers from climate change?

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