Why Norway’s farmers will benefit from climate change

New figures show that the Norwegian agricultural cooperative Felleskjöpet (FK) has received over 505 million kilos of grain this autumn, far above the 423 million kilos harvested in the same period last year. An early spring, and particularly very warm autumn, were among the reasons cited for this year's good harvests. While the higher temperatures brought on by climate change generally have a negative impact on food production for the rest of the world, Norway is experiencing the opposite. “Although increased precipitation also can give the farmers challenges, we can nevertheless see that the longer growing season gives more positive than negative effects on agriculture,” said Tore Furevik of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. (The Local Norway)



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