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Evaluating the Impact of Extreme Drought on Farm Advisors Perception of Climate Risks in the U.S. Corn Belt

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Main Summary

This research study had four objectives:

  1. Ascertain how the 2012 drought changed advisors’ perceptions of risk associated with climate change
  2. Determine how the 2012 drought changed advisors’ beliefs about the existence and/or causes of climate change
  3. Identify how the 2012 drought changed advisors’ willingness to respond to climate change
  4. Characterize the readiness of different types of agricultural advisors to use climate information.

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Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
September 2013 - August 2015
Principal Investigator(s)
Linda Prokopy, Purdue University
Project Funding
Coping with Drought FY 2014
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)
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