Ron Moore has farmed in west-central Illinois for nearly 40 years. He has seen his share of weather extremes and their impact on crop production.
"We face this every year. It is part of farming," said the Roseville, Illinois, corn and soybean farmer. "My dad talked about heavy rains in the 1950s affecting crop yield, and I experienced the big drought of 1988. We've always had dramatic changes in weather patterns."
Climate experts, however, contend weather pattern changes are becoming more extreme and with greater ...