Climate change is expected to have an impact on agriculture, forests, and other ecosystems. Warm temperatures stress livestock and causes decline in meat, egg production, and milk.
Midwestern agricultural lands make up two-thirds of the regions land area and produce 65% of the nation's corn and soybeans.
Precipitation in the mid-west is going to become more intense leading to increased flood damage, strained drainage systems, and reduced drinking water availability. When the combined storm and sewage draining systems become overloaded during rainstorms, raw sewage overflow can result, impacting clean water availability and human health. Heavy rainstorms can cause property damages, travel delays, and disruption in services.