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Is Climate Change Affecting Our Growing Season?


Climate Change is a tough topic to address with any group of individuals. However, it is something that is affecting all of us, and it is especially affecting our growing season.

We hear about rising sea levels and melting ice packs often, but what about agriculture and gardening? What is going to happen to our farmers in the Corn Belt? Iowa is lucky since we are landlocked and have no major threat of our land going underwater, but that doesn't mean we won't feel the impacts of climate change. In fact, we already have. Let's focus on two big points: temperature and precipitation.


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