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Climate change may reduce corn, soy, cotton yields 80% by 2100

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

If action is not taken to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, scientists predict that climate change may cause yields of corn, soybeans, and cotton– three of America’s biggest cash crops– to decrease by as much as 80% by 2100. A new study released by researchers atĀ Columbia University and North Carolina State University in the onlineĀ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences details these potential impacts. (more…)

New Scientific Report Details Global Warming Challenges to Agriculture

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The US Global Change Research Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in consultation with the USDA, released a new report on June 16th detailing the current and probable future impacts of global warming on agriculture, water resources, and other sectors in the United States. The report shows that global warming will increase costs to agriculture and often result in lower yields. (more…)