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Climate Changes Could Benefit Crop Pests, Crop Diseases

Researchers say that climate change is already affecting agriculture in the Midwest. And some aspects have actually helped farmers, like a longer growing season and more humid summers. But that same weather could have some negative effects, too. Harvest Public Media's Kathleen Masterson reports that increased extreme rainstorms and other weather patterns could ultimately help crop pests and diseases flourish.

You can learn more about this story -- and find more agricultural news online -- at This special website features news, video, podcasts and blogs about agriculture in the Midwest. That web address, once again, is

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