Sunday, April 30, 2017

Climate change is hurting U.S. corn farmers -- and your wallet

Climate change is hurting U.S. corn farmers -- and your wallet

Uncertainty is growing in America's corn belt -- and Ray Gaesser is worried.

He's been harvesting corn and soybeans on his namesake Iowa farm since 1977. Now, climate change is threatening his business' future.

"We're doing the best that we can in an uncertain climate and uncertain conditions," Gaesser, 64, says. "We live and die by the weather."

Corn-producing states like Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota have been experiencing extreme weather for decades. Experts like Dr. Eugene Takle, a professor of climate science at Iowa State University, attribute those extremes to climate change.

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