Illinois cornfield

Illinois cornfield

header photo, James Jordan

Sunset over a northern Illinois cornfield ... The shift doesn’t mean that Iowa and Illinois will stop producing crops, but it might mean that farmers in those states will adapt to a warmer climate producing two crops in a year or a different mix of crops instead of the dominant corn-soybean rotation. The changes are likely to be gradual, the researchers say, and farmers and the supply chain should be able to adapt. 

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