The Changing Landscape of National-Scale Droughts
Wallander, Steven and Jennifer Ifft
The 2012 drought is meteorologically similar other national droughts of the past century. This year, however, a variety of factors—such as crop insurance, strong commodity demand, greater conservation tillage, and improved crop genetics—helped to reduce the negative impacts.
agricultural policy, climate change, crop losses, yield losses, 2012
Wallander, Steven and Jennifer Ifft. 2012. "The Changing Landscape of National-Scale Droughts." ARE Update 16(2): 8-10. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.