AG POLICY NEWS
USDA Creates Climate Hubs
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Feb 5, 2014 05:32 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Climate change is affecting agriculture and food production, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday. Moreover, the country would regret the lack of action if the nation isn't proactive in examining the risks to the food supply because of climate change.

Vilsack got a chance to talk with the White House press corps about USDA's new seven "climate hubs" around the country. The secretary highlighted the need to protect agriculture from the risks of climate change, while he also defended the new farm bill and stressed its importance.

The secretary said he is convinced climate change is playing ...

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