USDA Announces Regional Hubs to Help Agriculture, Forestry Mitigate Impacts of Changing Climate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the creation of the first ever Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change at seven locations around the country. These “Climate Hubs” will address increasing risks such as fires, invasive pests, floods, and droughts on a regional basis, aiming to translate science and research into information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners on ways to adapt and adjust their resource management. The Midwest hub is the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa. The Midwest Sub-Hub is in Houghton, MI. For more information, see the press release.