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USDA to set up ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers amid climate change

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will set up 10 centers around the country to help farmers and ranchers adjust to the increasing frequency of severe weather and other risks associated with climate change.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the sites Wednesday, saying the goal was to help the agriculture industry adjust to new conditions, including extended fire seasons, invasive pests, flooding and drought.

“It’s a reflection of the changing weather patterns that will indeed impact and affect crop production, livestock…

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