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University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley talks Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, to the Agri-Growth Council annual meeting in Minneapolis. He said climate changes have affected farmers. Don Davis/FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Minnesota farmers’ story same for weather, economics: volatile

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Farmers face unpredictability, whether the topic is the weather or economics.

In the weather, farmers are going to be forced to deal with ever-increasing temperatures and humidity, a well-known climatologist told them during Tuesday’s Minnesota Agri-Growth Council annual meeting. As for ag economics, farmers face an uncertain five years, an ag economist said.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.