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Breeding for the future: Farmers seek hardier cattle for drought, climate change

August 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the plants may even be able to “resurrect” themselves after a long dry spell, recovering quickly when rain returns. Continue Reading