Survey shows farmers skeptical of climate change

Date posted: May 8, 2014

man walking in fieldPHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEADExtension agent looks over research crops planted in Kinston.

Ask American farmers about climate change and who or what is causing it, though, and you’re likely to get a collective shrug in response.

A recent survey in four states, led by NC State economist Roderick Rejesus, shows that farmers don’t readily accept the concept of climate change or the science behind it. They also have trouble believing crop yields would suffer due to climate change.

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