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More tax payer help for farmers: climate hubs

Us farmer have just got to love this administration. Not only do they give us insurance, price guarantees, now they will warn us if a man made global warming blizzard is going to wipe out our cow herds. All hail Barack!!

 

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Climate change is already hurting American farmers and rural residents,  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today, warning that the U.S. would regret  any failure to adapt and prepare for shifting weather realities.

Unveiling a new effort to coordinate the government’s response, Vilsack said  extreme weather events have already taken the U.S. by surprise, putting ranchers  and others out of business. He pointed to the intensity and frequency of recent  storms, long droughts, snowstorms and subzero weather as evidence that climate  change is no longer hypothetical or in the future.

“The combination of all those factors convinces me that the climate is  changing, and it’s going to have its impact, and will have its impact, and is  having its impact on agriculture and forestry,” Vilsack said.

Pine bark beetle that in years past were killed off during harsh winters have  now infected about 45 million trees in western states, leading to more severe  forest fires, posing flood risks and threatening the timber industry, Vilsack  said. In the absence of adequate forecasting and disaster assistance, he said,  an October snowstorm wiped out entire cattle operations in the Dakotas.

“When that snowstorm hit, it didn’t wipe out just a few animals. It wiped out  the entire operation,” Vilsack said. “Nobody anticipated and expected that  severe a storm, that early.”

To that end, the Obama administration said seven new “climate hubs” will open  in regions across the U.S., acting as clearinghouses for data and research about  effects of climate change. Based out of existing Agriculture Department  facilities, the hubs will assess local climate risks, such as drought and  wildfire, then develop plans for dealing with them, such as improved irrigation  techniques.

Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Technology/2014/02/05/USDA-chief-Climate-change-already-hurting-farmers.h...

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Senior Contributor

Re: More tax payer help for farmers: climate hubs

Ya know 3020, it is craqzy the way the goodies are being developed and thrown out from DC to us men of the soil.

May vote democratic this next election to thank them

Senior Contributor

Re: More tax payer help for farmers: climate hubs

"I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

Senior Contributor

Re: More tax payer help for farmers: climate hubs

That's what I'm thinking 4wd....let's get all we can...it'd be stupid to stand in the way of a speeding train.

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Re: More tax payer help for farmers: climate hubs

If the govt. was so concerned about the "Pine bark beetle",   opening up fed.  forests to selective harvest logging and cutting some fire breaks would have avoided much of the beetle distruction.   The feds and enviros apparently want us to import canuck lumber and let our forests burn when lightning strikes.

 

 

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Re: More tax payer help for farmers: climate hubs


@4wd wrote:

Ya know 3020, it is craqzy the way the goodies are being developed and thrown out from DC to us men of the soil.

May vote democratic this next election to thank them


The way I look at 4 wheel is if the marxist want to collapse the system from the inside a guy might as well be on the receiving end rather than the giving.

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Re: More tax payer help for farmers: climate hubs

Yeah sure but you would. You hypocritical lot of squalid opportunists need to have a real good look at yourselves.

You can't stand the thought of some black in NO getting a free ice cream but it is ok for you to get it. You don't even have the principles to refuse on political grounds. No no no. Then you all pray to god. There is not a brain amongst all you parasite hypocrites.

Of course none of you would read this because you all ignore me. Sure. Get it a bit into ya.