Iowa Farmers are Pursuing Actions in Response to Changing Weather

September 15, 2021 12:28 PM

Iowa is a major producer of grain, meat, dairy, eggs, and other major agricultural commodities. The state's agriculture has also been increasingly impacted by climate change-related extreme weather over the last decade as droughts, extreme rains, floods, and most recently, a severe derecho have damaged crops, livestock, and livelihoods. A new study from researchers at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, published in Frontiers in Climate, examines how farmers are responding to the increasing threats that weather extremes and related harms such as pests and disease represent...

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J. Arbuckle Extension Sociologist

J. Arbuckle is a rural sociologist at Iowa State University. His main interest area is drivers of actions to improve soil & water quality. He directs the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, an annual farmer survey.