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How corn farmers are adapting to climate change

ABC News posted an interesting story this week about how changes in climate in the Midwest are affecting corn producers. The story discusses the warming trend in climate there and how planting corn earlier in the year allows it to get through pollination before the temperature gets really hot, leading to improved yields. It shows that not all of the effects of a warming climate are bad, although here in the Southeast we are already on the warm side of optimal temperatures for corn, so more warm temperatures may not help as much here as they do in the Midwest. You can read this story at

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