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

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.


Issue Date:
1991
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/138230
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 43, Number 4
Total Pages:
8




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