Climate Smart Farming Resource

The Impacts of Climate Change on Connecticut Agriculture



Published by the Connecticut Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change, this report analyses the potential impacts of climate change on CT agriculture, natural resource, infrastructure, and public health.  The report found most agricultural sectors within Connecticut to be highly impacted by climate change, and most of these impacts were negative.  The top five most imperiled agricultural planning areas or features in Connecticut were maple syrup, dairy, warm weather produce, shellfish and apple and pear production.  There were opportunities for production expansion, including biofuel crops and witch hazel and grapes, with the future climate, as well as benefits identified for all agricultural planning areas.

Developed by: Adaptation Subcommittee to the Governor’s Steering Committee on Climate Change
Cost: Free
Time Investment: Not Applicable