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Eyeroller: UW Madison says weather, er ‘climate change’ is affecting soybean yields amid record high yields

That climate change is sneaky, it hides the ‘damage’ via ‘weather variations resulting from climate change’ in record high soybean yields, as seen in this graph I located from Kansas State University: Color me unimpressed with this press release, which boils down to nothing more than a statement of “we could have had a better…

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Eye roller: Study finds climate change induced ‘extreme weather’ may dramatically reduce wheat production

From Kansas State University, where they apparently don’t look at crop reports like this one: MANHATTAN, Kansas — A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world’s wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken.…

Above: not farmer Steve, but what I imagine he might look like

Study: Farmers and scientists divided over climate change

From Purdue University: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows. Associate professor of natural resource social science Linda Prokopy and fellow researchers surveyed 6,795 people in the agricultural sector in 2011-2012 to determine their…

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Newsbytes: World food production at record levels

Despite all the gloom and doom from people like Paul Ehrlich and the warmers who say global warming will stunt food production, the reality is far different. It seems the increase in CO2 along with adaptive crop genetics may have combined to produce this bonanza. Based on the latest forecasts for production and utilization, world…

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Agricultural Losses in 2014 due to Cold Temperatures

Early frost events, below normal temperatures and snows across the globe are starting to reduce agricultural yields. Cooling temperatures and reduced sunspot counts are easy data points to find, so to match results, I have recorded early frost events, below normal temperatures and snows across the globe are starting to reduce agricultural yields. Sept-Oct 2014.…

Global climate change is shifting the odds in favor of trees in contrast to grasses, with the consequence that large parts of Africa’s savannas may well be forests by 2100. Copyright: Steve Higgins, used with permission

Are greenhouse gas emissions a reason to keep Africa starving?

Agricultural revolution in Africa could increase global carbon emissions WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Productivity-boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions, a Purdue University study finds. Historically, improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land and decreased carbon emissions at the global level: Gaining better yields in…