Overall, climate change is predicted to hurt agriculture around the world. It could even threaten corn production in the Corn Belt.
But in North Dakota conditions are now better for raising corn, and that's a big benefit for farmers.
When I was growing up in Wolford, N.D., up near the Canadian border, wheat was king. It had been the dominant crop since the prairie was first plowed in the late 1800s. So it was kind of strange to go back this summer and find Larry Slaubaugh, a local farmer, filling his 18-wheeler with corn from a huge steel grain bin.