Kansas Farmer on Wheat, Corn

Kansas Farmer on Wheat, Corn

From Agora’s 5 Minute Forecast:

“Wheat, arguably one of the most important human food crops worldwide, is suffering a double whammy: decreased production due to changing climate (droughts in Australia and the Ukraine, floods in Kansas — we lost our entire wheat crop this year in south central Kansas due to excessive rain) — and decreased production due to supplantation by corn.

“The second problem is water! Growing corn is a water-intensive process, and in western Kansas, it is necessary to employ massive pump irrigation to produce corn on farms that, in the past, have been able to produce wheat with dry land farming. Goodbye, aquifers!”

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