USDA Climate Change Model Shows Farm Production Impact
New findings from the USDA Economic Research Service show states could be affected differently by potential climate changes.
The model predicts changes in Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and used an increase in temperature by 3.6 Degrees Fahrenheit and a 1-inch decrease in annual rainfall to see how farm production would change. TFP naturally fluctuates year to year, but the model shows some states could see larger than normal effects.
Lousiana saw the largest TFP change followed by North Dakota, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, and Florida.