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Updated: 03/06/2014 08:00:03AM

Finding rural solutions to climate change

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By Lu Nelsen

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Rural and small town Americans work hard to make a living and adapt to changing times. It’s an important tradition, maintaining a rural way of life while finding new ways to improve it. Farmers, ranchers and rural small business depend upon flexibility, entrepreneurship and innovative adoption of new practices to confront new challenges.

Rural America’s newest challenges will come in the form of a changing climate and the subsequent rise of pests, fires, flooding, and droughts. All will threaten the livelihoods of farmers, ranchers, and others in rural communities, making it necessary to seek methods to mitigate damage and adapt to the changes.

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