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High temperatures to hit staple crops in the US this century, study says

soybean plants ready for harvest
Soybean plants ready for harvest. Credit: ghornephoto/iStock/Getty Images

Staple crops grown in the US could see their yields drop substantially by the end of the century as daily temperatures regularly soar past 30°C, a new study finds

January 20, 2017 — Annual yields of maize, soybean and wheat could decline by 49%, 40% and 22%, respectively, compared to yields under today’s temperatures. Continue reading High temperatures to hit staple crops in the US this century, study says