The United States, Canada and Mexico all saw an average annual farm production drop of 1.4% in 2016, according to the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.
Mexico’s production fell by 1.7%, while the U.S. production declined by 2.3%.
The global average is 1.9%.
The farm sector is being hit particularly hard by climate change, according the Agriculture Department’s Agricultural Risk Management Office.
This is due to the rising cost of water, fertilizer and pesticides as well as the spread of disease.
The United States experienced a 4.4-per-cent decline in production in 2016 with Mexico’s decline of 4.9% and the U.”s decline of 5.4%.
The Agriculture Department expects global production to drop 2.9 per cent in 2019, the first annual decline since 2011.
Mexico is expected to see a 3.3-per cent decline, Canada a 2.8-per the U.’s forecast of a 2 per cent drop.
Canada has had a major farm downturn since 2014, when a drought led to a shortage of hay and other farm commodities, leading to a spike in farm price inflation.
The U.K. experienced a 5.9-per to 4.6-per increase in agricultural output during the Great British Bee crisis in 2014.
The Agriculture Minister for the U, Peter Kent, says this year’s agricultural downturn is not a repeat of last year, when the government saw the equivalent of 1,000 more farm jobs cut.
Kent said he thinks the economic downturn is partly a result of increased international competition, which has driven up farm prices and caused farmers to take on even more debt.
Kent has been pushing for the government to introduce a tax on high-cost imports, a move that has failed to gain traction with farm groups, many of whom are concerned about the impact of the higher import taxes on food and agriculture.
Kent’s comments echo a similar message from Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, who said in October that Canada has experienced a “perfect storm” of commodity and climate shocks that are “making agriculture less competitive.”
The Canadian Wheat Board said the price of wheat has risen as much as 9 per cent this year and that it’s currently the lowest in the world.
It expects global grain prices to average $3.75 per bushel by 2019, a 10-fold increase from last year.
Ritz said last week the U., U.N. and World Bank are all warning Canada about the consequences of climate change.
The U. N. predicts a rise in global temperatures of 2 to 5 C by 2100.
Ritz also noted that the U..
S. is already seeing the effects of global warming and the drought.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reported in November that more than 100 crop diseases have been linked to climate change and drought.”
Ritz also warned that climate change could trigger massive crop failures in the United States and Europe, which could lead to a famine.”
This will only get worse as climate change intensifies.”
Ritz also warned that climate change could trigger massive crop failures in the United States and Europe, which could lead to a famine.
He said that while Canada and other countries have taken steps to address the effects on agriculture of climate changes, “We need to take a longer view and make sure that the rest of the world is doing the same.”