Okra-homa: As climate warms, Midwest farmers plant Southern crops

Al Jazeera: It's no longer as corny as Kansas in August. Now it's cotton, okra and sorghum. The hotter summers and more intense and frequent droughts in the Midwest are forcing farmers here to forgo the plants of their grandparents' generation and look down South for inspiration. "We kept trying to grow sustainable tomatoes, but it was so hot that the plants got stressed and they wouldn’t produce fruit," said Courtney Skeeba, who started Homestead Ranch in the small town of Lecompton, Kan., about a decade......

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