Food Security Challenges - 5
Mon Oct 5, 2015 11:23 AM CDT

You've heard it said that the one thing you can't change is the weather, and scientists in the Corn Belt have no intention of trying to do so. Instead, they hope to develop more resilient and sustainable crop-management practices to help corn growers respond to increasingly erratic and extreme weather events.

These scientists are working under the umbrella of the Sustainable Corn Project (, a five-year program launched in 2011 with $20 million from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

"Farmers recognize that variable weather and climate are key factors affecting ...

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