Climate Change and The Agricultural Sector in The San Francisco Bay Area: Changes in viticulture and rangeland forage production due to altered temperature and precipitation patterns
University of California, Berkeley
Climate change has the potential to alter the San Francisco Bay Area’s agricultural production, a $2 billion industry. Two of the top sectors, wine and ranching, are examined in this paper. The implications for shifts in wine grape and forage production are that the aspects of Bay Area agriculture most sensitive to climate change are not yields, but subtler nuances of production such as quality and timing. Adaptive measures will need to be taken to maintain the economic viability of these enterprises.
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Extent: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, Sonoma County
Last updated: Jan. 31, 2023