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Agriculture Climate Impact Assessment



Project Type:

Environmental & Regulatory


United States

Key Takeaways

Temperatures Altering Crop Yields

Temperatures are increasing the number of growing degree days but also lowering crop yields.

Growing Season Is Changing

The length of the growing season is increasing over 20 percent due to changing temperatures and precipitation.

Droughts Threaten Crops

Droughts limit the benefits of a longer growing season and endanger crops.

About the Project

Agriculture Faces Risks from Environmental Changes

The agriculture industry is experiencing significant impacts due to environmental changes. Field production is being affected, storage facilities are incurring damage and supply chains are under threat. These challenges arise from shifting temperatures, increased storm events and changing flood conditions. The consequences range from alterations in crop production to the development of new seed varieties.

Resilient Analytics served as the physical risk consultant for this project, responsible for analyzing potential impacts on regional agriculture production. A key focus was the potential for rising temperatures to affect corn production throughout the upper midwest. These temperature changes are impacting seasonal schedules and overall production.

Resilient Analytics analyzed temperature changes across the region, focusing on thresholds related to crop yields. The team collaborated with the client to develop specific risk thresholds for each location. They coordinated changes in yields with potential revenue changes to provide a foundation for long-term planning and financial outlook.



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