Top Story: Climate change

Crop field with a bright sky

Economist: Climate change could
reshape crop agriculture

December 9, 2010
By Steve Leer

Midwest farmers could get a permanent dose of southern-style weather if future climate change projections are accurate, says a Purdue University agricultural economist.

Agricultural producers throughout the Corn Belt would face warmer average temperatures and precipitation extremes, likely leading farmers to shift to more climate-appropriate crops or management strategies, said Otto Doering.

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