Irrigation – and Dwindling Water Supplies – on the Horizon for Midwest Corn Farmers

A warming climate and bigger corn yields mean Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to switch to irrigation by midcentury if current trends continue, possibly setting off a battle royale for dwindling water supplies, new research released Monday suggests.

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Marshals Defer to State Investigators After Shooting Spurs Riots in Memphis

The U.S. Marshals Service said it will conduct an internal review after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation finishes its investigation into a task force’s fatal shooting of a 20-year-old black man it was trying to arrest Wednesday night, which sparked riots that injured 25 police officers.

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