Can you believe that the farmers are blaming the climate for the drought?
They’re going to need a lot of help, and if the drought is any indication, they’ve got one.
A new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that drought in the U.S. and worldwide is not only caused by the climate, but by many factors including food supply, water availability and human consumption.
“The fact that we are seeing these large and prolonged droughts is really important because the impacts of climate change are really large,” said Dr. Michael Schaeffer, a research professor in the School of Biological Sciences at UC Davis.
Schaeffer and his colleagues focused on the effects of climate-driven droughting on corn, soybeans and cotton production in the United States, and the effects on water availability for those crops.
They used the latest satellite data and modeling to investigate the effects that drought has on these crops, and how it affects the production of those crops in different regions.
“We looked at everything from how long it takes to grow a plant, to how much water is needed for the plant to produce water, to the amount of water the plant can produce when it has enough water, and then we looked at how much additional water is required to get the plant producing,” said Schaeff.
The researchers used a wide range of data to look at the drought effects.
They also looked at the effects in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest, and at other parts of the world.
The researchers found that while there are significant differences in water availability across regions, there are also important similarities in the way that drought affects these crops.
For example, the drought impacts in the Northwest were much more severe, and they were much longer lasting.
That means that a drought that was a month long in the Midwest can last for months or years.
That’s important because drought impacts can lead to reduced crop yields.
In the Midwest, drought affected a much shorter time, but it also caused more severe crop losses and a longer-lasting drought.
“We found that in areas that experienced drought the effects were larger, but also longer lasting,” said Katelyn Schaefer.
She added that the impacts were more pronounced in areas of drought that were heavily irrigated.
That in turn can lead the crops to grow slower, and that is a concern for growers, as well.
“When you’re irrigating crops that are growing slower, the water you use to water the crop is not always replenished,” said Kathryn Schaefers father, Michael Schaffers.
He said that irrigation and other factors that affect crop production and water availability can affect how quickly and how quickly it can be replenished.
“That’s why it’s so important to monitor these factors because if we don’t monitor them, the impacts are going to continue to affect us,” said Michael Schafers father.
As a result of these differences in drought effects, Schaeifer’s team compared the drought conditions in different parts of North America to different regions in the world and found that the Midwest had the most severe drought conditions.
Schaeffen said this is because of its long, dry summers, and its dry winter.
“If you have these long, wet summers, the climate can get really dry,” said Katherine Schaefeer.
“And that can be very difficult to grow crops during those years.”
This was also the case for the other region.
Schaffert said that while it was important to consider how drought impacts crops, the researchers also wanted to see how the effects differed across different regions and between countries.
In addition to looking at how drought affects the water supply, the team looked at climate impacts on the crops and how that affected the crops.
“It’s important to know that there’s a range of impacts that crops can experience when they’re growing in a particular climate, because the climate also affects the crops,” said Shaeffer.
Schaffers team also looked into how drought affected crops.
In some areas, they found that drought caused crop losses that were much greater than in other areas.
“There were very severe crop failures in areas where we were seeing large amounts of water being used by farmers,” said Kathleen Schaffer.
She said that this was due to the large amounts the plants were being exposed to.
For example, in California, there were reports of water shortages that were the result of large amounts being used for irrigation.
The study also found that droughty conditions also had an impact on crop yields, which was a concern because the researchers were concerned about crop yields when the drought was much longer and severe.
Schafers team used a variety of data sources, including satellite imagery, to look into the effects.
For each region, they used data from a wide variety of sources to study crop production.
“One of the areas that we focused on was the impact of precipitation on crop yield,” said David Schaeeff.
Schafer said that it’s important for scientists to