Agriculture has been hit hard by climate changes, with more extreme weather patterns affecting crop production. In turn, the availability and price of food are rising. As a result, farmers are increasingly seeking out small farm loans as they hunt for solutions to combat this growing food crisis.
Overcoming a Food Crisis Requires Proactive Measures
As you can see, current farming operations are struggling with the environmental changes contributing to poor crop production. However, small farm loans are available to implement solutions designed to minimize the impact and overcome the growing food crisis, including:
- Starting a food storage program
- Considering beekeeping
- Focusing on new technologies such as hydroponics
Food Storage Programs
Focus on crops that can be dried and stored to help offset the impact of weather conditions on crop yield. In addition to storing, it may be profitable to start preserving and dehydrating crops that can be kept in your own stocks and sold to the local public.
Keeping bees on your property can help ensure proper pollination and improve the quality of your crop. However, you need to ensure you use pollinator-friendly practices.
Growing crops in greenhouses minimize the impact of climate and allow the implementation of new farming practices such as hydroponics, or soil-free agriculture.
Improve Your Operations
Knowing that the food crisis is only worsening with time, it is important to proactively take measures to secure your farm’s success. Talk to one of our loan officers to see how a small farm loan can help you implement these solutions today.