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Wednesday 02/05/14

USDA Announces Regional Hubs to Cope with Climate Change
At a White House press briefing today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce the creation of regional hubs to work on adaptation and risk mitigation for climate change. The "Climate Hubs" will be at seven locations around the country.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:49AM CST 02/05/14 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (15)
In Iowa we already have "outreach and information" - its called The Extension Service and its backed by Iowa State University's expertise on bugs, weather and everything in-between. Don't other states have a program like this? I wonder how much redundancy and government growth we will be getting under the scare of climate change? Too much is my guess!
Posted by Curt Zingula at 7:06AM CST 02/05/14
Another waste! As long as this country is wasting energy hauling little children to pre-pre school, why not teach them to turn off the light switch when leaving a room. But then, how can we expect children be personally responsible when we can get another government program to solve all the worlds problems.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 7:47AM CST 02/05/14
With all of the Federal and State agencies we have monitoring every aspect of agriculture, the last thing we need are seven regional centers for climate change. This is another example of Washington throwing your money at problems that do not exist. Floods, droughts, hot weather, cold weather, and other calamities have been around since the beginning of time. Let's get back to farming and producing and not micro-managing fantasies coming from Washington.
Posted by tom vogel at 7:54AM CST 02/05/14
You are right Tom, there is no climate change. Most weather records were set 100 or more years ago.Sure we might be warming alittle but if we hadn't we would still be in the ice age.I guess they might just as well throw this money away too, look at the rest of the farm bill.
Posted by Raymond Simpkins at 8:03AM CST 02/05/14
Does anyone have any idea who the morons are who thought this goofy scheme up, who do they work for, what organization do they belong to, who will profit from it? I can hardly wait for the explanation from some govt. flunky to start telling all of us what we have to do or else . I am sure govt. has all the solutions.
Posted by GORDON KEYES at 1:57PM CST 02/05/14
We are all part of a dysfunctional society and governmen
Posted by GWL 61 at 4:21PM CST 02/05/14
I suppose they go along with the drone hubs and the czars. Sounds like 60-80's Russia.
Posted by Unknown at 6:18PM CST 02/05/14
Is this another Algore mirage?
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 6:50PM CST 02/05/14
Has anyone heard of "Agenda 21"? This is where the Govnt takes over Agriculture as a whole one piece at a time then tells you what to do and how they want you to farm their farms starting with a nudge then a shove and so on until they smack you hard. Get ready people, it's here!
Posted by GARY LEGHTON at 8:49PM CST 02/05/14
It sure was difficult for the bureaucrats when they had to deal with all those independent minded smaller farmers. It must be wonderful for the bureaucrats to have government control over those large government farm program and insurance dependent farmers. I guess that is what the big government types dream of.
Posted by W Kuster at 10:15AM CST 02/06/14
More regulations and govt control only promotes big business. This farm bill only promotes that. They want the power in few hands. Agenda 21, that hits it on the nose. Funny how some republicans and democrats say they oppose Agenda 21 but yet vote for bills that promote that agenda. I guess all of the lawmakers are drunk on lobbiest money driving our car signing our writes.
Posted by Unknown at 11:27AM CST 02/06/14
Big business, big farms, big cities in a small area, control of energy, control health care, control of education and a population with poor education that you can convince their problems are caused by someone else. This is the goal of the Obama regime and the elitist he hangs with and considers himself one of. Fascism ,you can own your business, you can own your farm but you had better run it their way or else they will try to ruin you.
Posted by GORDON KEYES at 1:44PM CST 02/06/14
So what is it Gordon, Fascism, communism or socialism??? You guys go from one end of the spectrum to the other and doubt if any of you know the difference? So you dream of the days of no government regulation??? Like to go back to the good old Bush days with derivatives and free markets for banks??? Give us the 5000 dow for the market to solve? Just paid my new health insurance premium, $100 less per month,,,, yeah things are real bad under Obama! LOL!!!!
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 6:25AM CST 02/12/14
Fascism is described quite well by Gordon, Jay. One can nit-pick the differences, however, usually all are under a Dictatorship of some sort. Now we have Obammaism. That is, whatever turns his crank on a given day.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 12:03PM CST 02/13/14
Jay, your boy Clinton signed the derivative deregulation back in 1999 and started the ball rolling. Remember that? And do you remember what city and state you are from? Come on back, buddy.
Posted by CRAIG MOORE at 9:49AM CST 02/24/14
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