How will climate change affect the 2017 growing season?

How will climate change affect the 2017 growing season?

Weather and climate patterns are a driving force behind the success or failure of Corn Belt cropping systems.

Climate change poses unprecedented challenges to U.S. agriculture because of the sensitivity of agricultural productivity, explained Dennis Todey, a climatologist and professor at South Dakota State University who currently directs the activities of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Midwest Climate Hub. “We have a change in climate. It is changing what we’re able to do and where we’re able to do it, and we’re not changing how we’re adapting to it fast enough,” he continued.