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While it may be tough to avoid summer drought price hikes at the grocery store, there’s good news for next year.
USA Today ran a story over the weekend announcing farms would soon have drought-resistant corn seeds…
Drought tolerance will be the latest gee-whiz addition to seed offerings, going beyond the pest and weed resistance made commonplace by the genetic biotech revolution. Iowa yields have increased around 35% to 40% since the late 1980s, helping satisfy a greater demand for corn for food, feed and fuel.
It’s not drought-proof – but it would’ve yielded up to 15 percent as much corn as this summer’s crop, and farmers will be able to buy it in a few months.