Rising temps will disproportionately affect Kansas farmers
October 25, 2020
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Growing corn and soybeans will become increasingly challenging for Kansas farmers as the climate warms, according to a recent Kansas State University study.
The study found that drought and heat are currently the biggest reason for crop yield losses and expect that these losses will become more common because of climate change, The Wichita Eagle reports.
If temperatures rise another 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, risks to crop yields will increase by 32% for corn and 11% for soybeans, according to the study. It looked at USDA Risk Management Agency data over 25 years in ever...