Agriculture on the Great Plains in the coming decades may be adversely affected by a shifting of the climate boundary due to global warming, says Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Columbia University.
USDA says farmers intend to plant 97 million acres of corn in 2020. As COVID-19 acts as an anchor on the markets, and the ethanol crisis continues to unfold, some analysts say 97 million acres could be a stretch.
With a large increase in corn acres, and declining ethanol demand, the U.S. could be swimming in supplies. That’s why one analyst thinks there's downside price risk with putting corn in the ground this year.