Record Rain Is Drowning Fields in the Midwest — Is It Climate Change?

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Heavy rains and flooding through the winter and spring have left fields across the Midwest too wet to plant. (Credit: Matauw/Shutterstock)

Every spring, farmers across the
Midwest take to the fields to plant their crops. Here, corn and soybeans will reign
supreme over tens of millions of acres, as soon as conditions are right to
plant. Not too wet, not too dry – just right.

But the U.S. had an exceptionally wet winter this year. And it kept raining in the spring. April turned to May, and

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