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Climate Work Ahead at USDA
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Apr 22, 2014 03:54 PM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Demonstrating some of the complications involved in agriculture and climate change, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack disputed Republican views on the Obama administration's work with dairy producers to reduce methane while the secretary also dismissed a study raising doubts about carbon emissions from cellulosic biofuels.

Vilsack spoke at an Earth Day forum on climate change held at Drake University and co-sponsored by the magazine New Republic and the League of Women Voters.

USDA also used the forum to announce $6 million in grants to 10 universities to study the effects of climate change on agriculture. The ...

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