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Economics Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 763818, 13 pages
US Agriculture under Climate Change: An Examination of Climate Change Effects on Ease of Achieving RFS2
1RTI International, 3040 E Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
2Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 2124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Received 14 January 2013; Revised 4 April 2013; Accepted 23 April 2013
Academic Editor: Amani Elobeid
Copyright © 2013 Yuquan W. Zhang and Bruce A. McCarl. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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