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The corn belt moves north
While farmers nationwide planted the most corn this year since 1937, growers in Kansas sowed the fewest acres in three years, instead turning to less-thirsty crops such as wheat, sorghum and even triticale… Meanwhile, corn acreage in Manitoba, a Canadian province about 700 miles north of Kansas, has nearly doubled over the past decade because of weather changes and higher prices.
While there still is debate about how human activity is altering the climate, agriculture already is adapting to shifting weather patterns… Climate change probably will push corn-growing regions north while making alternatives to the grain more important elsewhere.