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Time: How climate change in Iowa is affecting US politics

They grow a lot of corn in Iowa. And with the recent flooding followed by dry conditions, farmers in Iowa are very concerned about the potential for more extreme weather and how it may affect their bottom line as businesses. Since Iowa is one of the key states in setting the agenda for the election of president, it is no wonder that Iowa farmers are being asked about how the recent extreme weather has affected what they are thinking about politics. Time magazine has a long but interesting article this week about how Iowa farmers are already using farming practices like cover crops to improve their balance sheets and also discusses how farmers can play a key role in sequestering carbon and using water wisely. You can read it here.

Credit: Kayla Wolf, Journal Star