The Real Reason Why US Farmers Are Sceptical Of Climate Change

I come from a family of farmers. They have to be ruthlessly practical because their livelihood depends on it.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://fortune.com/2016/06/29/monsanto-farmers-climate-change/

A remarkably condescending piece from Fortune Magazine:

Some U.S. farmers are skeptical of climate change, even though they’re among the most affected by it

There’s a strange paradox in the world of agriculture: farmers are perhaps the segment of the population most affected by climate change, and yet a significant number of them don’t believe in it—especially the notion that it’s man-made.

I encountered this phenomenon as I reported a feature for Fortune on how agricultural giant Monsanto is attempting to help farmers both mitigate their impact on the environment and adapt to climate change. All the farmers I talked to readily acknowledged that the weather patterns governing growing seasons had been turned upside down in recent years, but I was on the receiving end of a lot of eye rolls whenever I brought up climate change.

Monsanto MON -0.58% gets a similar response from the…

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