Climate change transforms how California farmers grow crops

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Organic artichokes on Watsonville Slough Farm in California. Credit: Pacific Southwest Region USFWS/Public Domain Mark 1.0.

Fire, floods, and pests are biblical nightmares that are now commonplace thanks to climate change. Modern farmers have to adapt. They’re changing crops, adjusting their growing seasons, figuring out whether or not it’s even worth continuing to farm. Nearly every crop is affected, from rice to apples and artichokes.