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Federal Climate Change Report Paints Grim Picture

Warmer temperatures will lead to more pests and diminish quality of stored grain

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Rising temperatures in the Midwest are projected to be the largest contributing factor to declines in U.S. agricultural productivity, with extreme heat wilting crops and posing a threat to livestock, according to a sweeping federal report on climate change released Friday.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Midwest farmers will be increasingly challenged by warmer, wetter and more humid conditions from climate change, which also will lead to greater incidence of crop disease and more pests and will diminish the quality of stored grain.

During the growing season, temperatures are projected to climb more in the Midwest than in any other region of the U.S., the report says.

Read the full report at the Chicago Tribune.

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