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AIR Worldwide noted corn was chosen for the study as it represents the most valuable crop grown in the U.S., which is the world’s largest producer of the vegetable. However, the lessons drawn from the simulations can be applied to other major crops grown across the globe. (Credit: Don Landwehrle/Adobe Stock) AIR Worldwide noted corn was chosen for the study as it represents the most valuable crop grown in the U.S., which is the world’s largest producer of the vegetable. However, the lessons drawn from the simulations can be applied to other major crops grown across the globe. (Credit: Don Landwehrle/Adobe Stock)

Climate change and its impact on the weather has the potential to reduce corn crop yields by as much as 20%-40% by the mid-century point (2046-2055), according to four climate model simulations conducted across the Corn Belt, a study by AIR Worldwide and Verisk found.

Further, the simulation found year-to-year variations in yield have increased significantly, in turn reflecting a reduction in stability of crop output and an increased risk for catastrophic crop losses.

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