Heartland long-term forecast: volatility likely

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“The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer.”
-Will Rogers

New research out of Iowa State University adds to the growing number of scientific reports that conclude Midwest farmers can expect much greater volatility in coming years and decades as a result of climate change. But as one Iowa state senator says, “If we decide as a state to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a hurry, we can actually do it.  There are a lot of things we can do for no cost, and others we can do for very little cost.” Read the entire article: