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Farmer Response to Changes in Climate: The Case of Corn Production

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  • Hansen, LeRoy T.
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    A test of whether minor production adaptations to climate significantly affect corn yields is the focus of this article. Cross-sectional, field-level corn data are used to analyze production across various climates. A 65�F change in temperature, when both adaptations to climate and the direct effect of weather are included, raised yields by 43.8 percent in areas with average July temperatures of 67�F and reduced yields by 69.6 percent in areas with average July temperatures of 76.5�F.

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    Article provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its journal Journal of Agricultural Economics Research.

    Volume (Year): (1991)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:uersja:138230

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    Keywords: Plant growth models; corn production; climate changes; greenhouse effect; Crop Production/Industries;

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