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A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate

June 19, 2019

If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new study finds. This could draw down aquifers, disrupt streams and rivers, and set up conflicts between agricultural and other human and ecological needs for water, scientists say.


June 19, 2019


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Stephen Long to Speak at Paris Climate Convention

December 1, 2015

Agricultural innovation is needed now — not later — to avoid food shortages in a world with an ever-changing climate and a growing population.

That’s the message University of Illinois Professor of Crop Science and Plant Biology Stephen P. Long hopes to impress upon an audience of lawmakers, thought leaders, political staff members, and concerned citizens at a Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, public session of the Paris Climate Change Conference.


December 1, 2015


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