Changing farm practices

One fourth of corn and soy growers alter practices due to weather shifts

A minority of corn and soybean growers—one in four—say they altered their operations directly because of long-term changes in weather patterns, said a Purdue University poll on Tuesday. The most common changes were use of no-till planting, a shift in the mix of crops, and increased use of drought-resistant varieties, according to the Ag Economy Barometer.