U.S. soybean yields to decrease, corn yields to increase based on climate projections

Line chart showing U.S. soybean yields and corn yields, in bushels per acre, from 1982 forecast through 2033

A recent study by USDA’s Economic Research Service modeled how climate change might affect future corn and soybean yields through the middle of the next decade. U.S. corn yields were estimated to increase, but soybean yields were projected to decrease.

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