Arizona Because Agricultural Test Case

Farm researchers are using Arizona farms as test subjects, hoping to discover sustainable ways to protect agricultural production in ecologically vulnerable areas.
With the recent string of severe weather, more and more farmers are becoming worried about the potential implications of global climate change. With major agricultural powerhouses like the US in danger of systematic crop failures, the potential for global famine is becoming more pronounced, particularly if temperatures increase and overall precipitation decreases.
In order to combat potential famines, researchers are exploring ways to boost farm production in arid, desert locations. To this end, Arizona is proving to be a valuable testing ground for new agricultural techniques and practices.
Funding much of this experimentation is Howard Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. According to Buffett, his experimental farm in Wilcox, Arizona is the perfect laboratory for testing the potential of African farm practices. “Willcox is the place you can both water-stress plants and drought-stress plants,” which is what happens in large parts of the African continent, Buffett said.
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Written by: Justin Ellison / Farm Plus Staff Writer