The Ottumwa Courier

October 18, 2013

Iowa scientists: climate change affecting farming


Ottumwa Courier

---- — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several Iowa scientist are releasing a report on how they believe climate change is affecting farmers.

A report "Iowa Climate Statement 2012: Climate Change Threatens Iowa Farms" will be released Friday at Drake University.

Researchers and professors from Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, Drake, and Mount Mercy University will release the report.

The report looks at the extreme weather this year marked by the wettest spring on record followed by the second-driest July through September ever.

The release of the report is part of the Iowa Climate Science Educators Forum, a daylong meeting of science faculty, researchers and students from Iowa colleges and universities.