Impacts of Climate Change in U.S. Agricultural Production

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Four researchers present at 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting

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Climate change has the potential to impact agricultural producers in several ways. Some of these are causes will be more obvious. The New York Senate, for example, has set a goal for themselves of 100% reduction in anthropogenic greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050, with at least a 40% reduction by 2030. This will impact agricultural producers in the region as they work to incorporate any subsequent compliance measures. Other impacts may be more gradual and more difficult to discern, such as adapting production strategies to a changed physical environment.

In the session, “Climate Impact on Agricultural Production” happening at the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting, four AAEA members will dive deeper into some of these issues, including weather shocks and crop abandonment, the impact of warming temperatures on sorghum production, and the impacts of climate change on wine attributes and prices and also on alfalfa yields in the Rio Grande Valley via impacts on snowpack.

Moderator of the session, Steven Ramsey from New Mexico State University says, “I hope people walk away from this session with an appreciation for both the diversity, complexity, and nuances in the agriculture-climate relationship and also for the past and present research that attempts to bring this relationship into focus.”

About 1,400 participants are expected to attend the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting, which will take place on July 21-23 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.

If you are interested in attending the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA or simply set up an interview with any of the authors, please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit http://www.aaea.org.

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