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Fri April 10, 2009
Report: Warming hurts corn crop
By Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Network
Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI (MPRN) - A new report says climate change is hurting Michigan corn farmers.
The study by the group Environment America says global warming is stunting corn growth.
And state environmentalists says that's costing Michigan farmers $32 million in lost crops.
Lucinda Hohman is with Environment Michigan.
She says there's no single solution.
But she says a first step would be to shift from burning coal to generate electricity to using wind and solar power.
She says farmers can make money off wind energy by allowing power companies to locate turbines in their fields.