Agriculture and ranching

George B. Frisvold, Louise E. Jackson, James G. Pritchett, John P. Ritten, Mark Svoboda

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9 Scopus citations


This chapter reviews the climate factors that influence crop production and agricultural water use. It discusses (a) modeling studies that use climate-change model projections to examine effects on agricultural water allocation and (b) scenario studies that investigate economic impacts and the potential for using adaptation strategies to accommodate changing water supplies, crop yields, and pricing. The chapter concludes with sections on ranching and drought and on disaster-relief programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States
Subtitle of host publicationA Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781610914840
ISBN (Print)9781597264204
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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