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Why is livestock agriculture thought to be more vulnerable to disasters now than in 1900?
We now tend to rely more on antibiotics in herds of our livestock animals than we did in those days, thus our herds may also become resistant, making them more at risk for outbreaks of new strains of illness. [ Other disasters are perhaps a threat due to the more intense production of livestock, such as the use of factory farms. This intense production puts more animals on less land than ever
before. In such an area of natural disaster more animals would be killed than when the animals are more evenly distributed on smaller family farms. ]
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Why is livestock agriculture thought to be more vulnerable to disasters now than in 1900? a. Intensification and consolidation of livestock agriculture has made individual farms more vulnerable to large-scale losses in disasters. b. The cost of disasters affecting farmers include animal deaths and lost production. c. Many of the indirect costs of disasters affect the allied industries, such as feed mills, service and supply vendors, and veterinary practices. d. All of the above
Weegy: Answer: All of the above. Livestock agriculture is thought to be more vulnerable to disasters now than in 1900 because: Intensification and consolidation of livestock agriculture has made individual farms more vulnerable to large-scale losses in disasters; the cost of disasters affecting farmers include animal deaths and lost production; any of the indirect costs of disasters affect the allied industries, such as feed mills, service and supply vendors, and veterinary practices. (More)
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Which of the following are effective MITIGATION (reduction, prevention) activities for farms? a. Purchasing a generator as an alternative power supply. b. Crop insurance to protect against the effects of summer storms. c. Construction of a new barn at a site above a floodplain. d. All of the above.
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Answer: All of the above. Effective MITIGATION (reduction, prevention) activities for farms are: Purchasing a generator as an alternative power supply; crop insurance to protect against the effects of summer storms; and: construction of a new barn at a site above a floodplain.
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Which of the following statements describes the vulnerability of farms to disasters? a. When critical infrastructure, such as power supply, road access, machinery and equipment, is affected in disasters, farms are likely to suffer losses. b. Obstructed access to farms can be costly to farmers because feed cannot be delivered and animals cannot be sold. c. Many types of farms depend on electricity to operate. d. All of the above.
Weegy: All of the above is the answer. When critical infrastructure, such as power supply, road access, machinery and equipment, is affected in disasters, farms are likely to suffer losses; obstructed access to farms can be costly to farmers because feed cannot be delivered and animals cannot be sold; and: many types of farms depend on electricity to operate. (More)
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