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Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production

By John Ydstie
NPR
Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.

Brooke Barton, Director, Water Program at Ceres, talks with NPR about a new report that shows that water and climate change risks are rising in the $67 billion U.S. corn sector, contributing to production and price volatility and growing concern by corn buyers that the nation’s largest crop needs to be grown more sustainably.

Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.

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