05/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Report: Global Warming Could Reduce Corn Crops

Global warming could sock Illinois right in the Corn Belt -- to the tune of $243 million a year, a national environmental group estimated in a report released Thursday.

The Environment America study, based on government and university data, projects warming temperatures will reduce yields of the nation's biggest crop by 3 percent in the Midwest and the South, compared to projected yields without further global warming.

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