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A farmer harvests corn Oct. 21 on land west of Spicer. Weather impacts such as increased soil erosion, more floods, higher insurance risks and the need to change how irrigation and other water programs are handled are likely to impact the agricultural sector in the coming years, a renowned climatologist said Tuesday.

Concerns rise for farmers as weather and economic issues impacting the ag sector

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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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