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Washington: New ‘hubs’ to help farmers battle climate change risks, Oklahoma getting one of first

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WASHINGTON – The agriculture department is making a big announcement about climate change today that could impact farmers and ranchers here in the Sooner State.

The Obama administration will announce the creation of seven “climate hubs” today.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hubs will provide scientific knowledge to help farmers, ranchers and landowners battle risks associated with climate change including drought, floods, pests and fires.

One of those hubs will be right here in Oklahoma, the others will be in Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Oregon and New Mexico.

Additional sub-hubs will be set up in other states.