Crop Yield Response to Drought in Alabama
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A model was used to estimate crop yield response to drought in Alabama for corn, cotton, hay, peanuts, and soybeans. The analysis includes Alabama County level data for crop yields and weather variables for the years 1986-2005, along with drought, hurricane, and policy variables. The results indicate that independent weather variables, extreme weather events, and government policy significantly affect crop yield per acre in Alabama.