U.S. Bread Basket Shifts
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9778) 5 years ago
“U.S. Bread Basket Shifts Thanks to Climate Change”
By Niina Heikkinen
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
December 23, 2015
http://www.scientificamer...te-change/
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14818) 5 years ago
Today, average yields for corn and soybeans in the Midwest are about 173 bushels per acre. By 2050, researchers predict, yields could fall by as much as a quarter. Yield losses in the Midwest aren't just bad for American consumers. The region provides the largest share of globally traded corn and soybeans.


Average corn yield might be 173. Soybeans are more like 50 bu/ac.
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