A general equilibrium model is linked to a decision model to determine the impact of perfect growing season forecasts for corn produced in the Corn Belt region over a 10-yr period. Five different timing scenarios are examined to determine the effect of different orderings in the occurrence of good and bad crop years over this period. The use of the climate forecasts is shown to have both positive and negative financial and economic effects depending on the specific year within any given scenario.

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Mjelde, J.W.
Penson, J.B.
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Mjelde, J.W. and Penson, J.B. (2000). Dynamic aspects of the impact of the use of perfect climate forecasts in the Corn Belt region. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 39, 67-79.

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