Rain or Shine, Climate Change Pushes Farmers to the Brink

PBS: Mother Nature been unkind to farmers this year. Last week, the NewsHour talked to cherry farmers in Michigan who lost 90 percent of their crops when an early spring warm-up meant trees were battered by frosts after blooming early. A drought sweeping the Corn Belt killed crops and raised food prices this summer, leaving farmers without profits and ranchers without feed for their livestock. These are just some of the new normals for farmers around the world, said Jonathan Foley, director of the......

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