U.S. Agricultural Producer Perceptions of Climate Change

This study examines U.S. crop producers’ perceptions of climate change, its effects on crop agriculture, and likely ways farmers would adapt to weather extremes. Based on a survey of crop producers in four states, we find that a significant proportion of farmers do not perceive that climate change has been scientifically proven and do not believe that it will adversely affect average crop yields and yield variability. Farmers are likely to diversify crops, buy crop insurance, modify lease arrangements, and exit farming in response to extreme weather caused by climate change.


Editor(s):
Marchant, Mary A.
Bosch, Darrell J.
Issue Date:
Nov 01 2013
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/157312
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 45, Number 4
Page range:
701-718
Total Pages:
18
JEL Codes:
Q10; Q19; Q54
Series Statement:
45
4




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