Wednesday, February 05, 2014

White House to help farmers, ranchers cope with climate change

The White House will announce President Obama's latest executive order later today -- a move aimed at helping farmers, ranchers, and rural communities combat climate change and adapt to extreme weather. The move comes a week after Obama in his State of the Union pledged to take action on his own to deal with the effects of climate change. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce at the White House press briefing the creation of the first ever "Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change" at seven locations across the U.S. The White House says the climate hubs, which are part of Obama's Climate Action Plan, will "address increasing risks such as fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts on a regional basis, aiming to translate science and research into information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners on ways to adapt and adjust their resource management."...more 

Actually, our farmers and ranchers need help in coping with the White House, not global warming.

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