Scientists are continuing their work to predict how climate change will affect farming. A few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that farming will become more challenging.
Scientists infer agricultural impacts based on predictions of rainfall, drought intensity, and weather volatility. Wetter springs, intense storms, and prolonged dry periods later in the growing season will challenge corn, soybean and other crop farmers. A new University of Illinois study puts climate change predictions in terms that farmers are familiar with: field working days. Read more about the study and the science at EurekAlert.org
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