More Intense Rains in U.S. Midwest Tied to Farm Mechanization

By Bas den Hond | EoS April 28, 2017 Replacement of horses by machines since the 1940s allowed central U.S. farmers to change the crops they planted, which may have altered regional climate. A tractor sprays a soybean field. Credit: “Rain follows the plow,” or so the pioneers who started farms in [...]