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U.S. farmers dodge the impacts of global warming - at least for now

May 5, 2011
By
Louis Bergeron

The United States seems to have been lucky so far in largely escaping the impact of global warming on crop production. But for most major agricultural producing countries, the rising temperatures have already reduced their yields of corn and wheat compared to what they would have produced if there had been no warming, according to a new study led by Stanford researchers.