A fifth of reported heat-related deaths between 2017 and 2022 were agricultural workers, according to OSHA data. Advocacy groups are calling attention to the impact of climate change on this group.
Texas and Iowa lead the country in greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. Wisconsin ranks No. 10. Meanwhile, climate change continues to disrupt farming.
Even though some farmers could not afford the rising costs of fertilizer, the commodity’s prices have massively boosted company profits in 2022. One major player saw net earnings over the first nine months of 2022 jump more than 1,000% over the same time period in 2021