"Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes"

"Climate change is creating all kinds of challenges and opportunities for business. One of the sectors that feels the effects most immediately is agriculture. Already, weather patterns are making it more challenging to raise corn — even in Iowa — in the middle of the Corn Belt.

raises corn and cattle in southern Iowa, and he recalls the memorable weather from 2012.

'We started out with an extreme drought and then that was topped off by the worst hail storm we've had — ever. I would say that we lost 40 percent of our crop,' he says."

John Ydstie reports for NPR's All Things Considered August 12, 2014.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014