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A new plan to help farmers deal with climate change

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

The nation’s top agriculture official will be in East Lansing later today to unveil a new plan for dealing with climate change.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be on the Michigan State University campus. 

He’s in Michigan to announce a comprehensive national strategy to partner with farmers, ranchers and forest land owners to address the threat of climate change.

The plan is a combination of voluntary and incentive-based programs.

Vilsack has said farmers are being affected now by climate change in the form of intense storms and extreme droughts.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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