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Warming Climate is Changing How Midwest Corn Farmers Operate

Scientists say climate change will likely make drought more common across the Great Plains and that has corn growers worried. (Photo by Grant Gerlock, Harvest Public Media)

Many farms in the Midwest and Great Plains saw abnormally warm and dry weather last season. That may make you think of withered crops and cracked soils, but those conditions can pose another risk for plants — hotter nighttime temperatures. Harvest Public Media’s Christina Stella reports.


Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest. Learn more at: harvestpublicmedia.org
 

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