What’s a solid sign that the climate may be changing at a really slow pace? Are crops growing in places that were previously inhospitable to them an answer? On the question of climate change, maybe its a clue. But new crops in new places isn’t speculation, it’s a reality. Cotton in Kansas, new grape varieties in Michigan, and the feature of the article linked below — taro in North Carolina.
Why does it matter in Minot? It simply invites the question — what might we be growing here in the future that we aren’t today? And in a state dominated by agriculture, that little question can have big implications for our future.