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Climate change increases crop specialization risks in Midwest, study suggests

Climate change increases crop specialization risks in Midwest, study suggests

Specialization generally is beneficial in economics. But too much of anything, even economic specialization, may not be a good thing.

The study’s key takeaway: “We find that agriculture is growing more sensitive to climate in Midwestern states for two distinct but compounding reasons: a rising climatic sensitivity of nonirrigated cereal and oilseed crops and a growing specialization in crop production.  For more, please click here.



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