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USDA Climate Change Adaptation Plan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Climate Change Adaptation Plan presents strategies and actions to address the effects of climate change on key mission areas including agricultural production, food security, rural development, and forestry and natural resources conservation.

The USDA Climate Change Adaptation Plan includes input from eleven USDA agencies and offices.  It provides a detailed vulnerability assessment, reviews the elements of USDA’s mission that are at risk from climate change, and provides specific actions and steps being taken to build resilience to climate change.  The plan advances President Obama’s efforts to integrate climate change adaptation planning into the actions of the federal government. 

Full Plan

Plan by Sections


Agricultural Research Service

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Climate Change Program Office

Farm Service Agency

Foreign Agricultural Service

Forest Service

National Agricultural Statistics Service

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Risk Management Agency

Rural Development

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