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Climate change surprise: It is helping grow more corn and soybeans in the Upper Midwest


Seth Perlman

Harvested corn lay ready outside a full grain elevator Virginia, Ill.

The uneven impact of climate change is actually helping corn and soybean farmers in the Upper Midwest.

Higher temperatures and heavier precipitation have increased yields for corn and soybeans in much of Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas, according to a statistical analysis conducted at the University of Minnesota. The study highlights the disparate effects of climate change, even within a region.


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