The climate is undergoing a massive change and this change is not without consequence. Increased risk of severe wildfire, more intense storms, and increased problems from invasive pests are all potentially on the horizon if conservation measures are not implemented to pacify the extreme, ongoing changes.
Fortunately, conservation measures are under heavy discussion.
Recently, President Obama spoke on the issue of climate change and postulated a promising Climate Action Plan intended to effectively reduce carbon pollution, slow down the effects of climate change, and promote a cleaner environment.
Highlights of the Climate Action Plan
- New efficiency standards for energy creation
- Expansion of permits for renewable energy, such as wind and solar, on public lands
- Support of the creation of biofuel across the country
- Partnership with the auto industry to design cleaner vehicles, which will save people money
Though the Climate Action Plan provides a step in the right direction, the issue of climate change is one that cannot be easily mended. This is why solid preparation tactics alongside preventative approaches are key.
Bankers South’s AgAmerica Lending program is prepared to do its part in helping farmers, ranchers, and producers adapt to these new challenges and threats and assist agricultural operations in the creation of innovative changes and solutions to address the issue of climate change. Contact us to gain information on specific farmland financing options to accomplish your conservation strategies.