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Climate change on course to hit US Corn Belt especially hard, study finds

A new study by Emory University scientists shows that by 2100, the Corn Belt may be unsuitable for cultivating corn without significant technological advances. Environmental Research Letters published the research, which adds to the evidence that significant agricultural adaptation will be necessary and inevitable in the Central and Eastern United States. It was already known from previous studies that yield would be reduced in most commodity crops in the US, but this study looks instead at where those crops would likely be grown and how it is shifting north with the warming conditions. You can read more at Climate change on course to hit U.S. Corn Belt especially hard, study finds | Morning Ag Clips.

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