Climate Change impacts on Agricultural Production and Farm Incomes in Texas
Food Security and Poverty
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AbstractWhile climate change science is highly debatable, it is insightful to evaluate the potential implications of projected changes in climate patterns on agricultural production and farm incomes. This paper used the generally accepted climate model projections currently available to determine the implications of these projections on farm production levels and incomes in Texas. The results shown here suggest a moderate decline in farm production, on average across the entire State of Texas. Impacts on individual counties or regions may be more or less marked depending on the projected changes in weather patterns. Additional results will highlight regional differences and will also look at the impacts of other climate change scenarios on farm production and income.