Effects of climate change on farming, federal spending explored by U.S. Senate panel

By: - June 7, 2023 2:36 pm

Farmers are increasingly having to cope with severe weather events, like wildfires, drought, hurricanes and flooding. Here, floodwaters cover a farm in Union, Nebraska, in March 2019, when damages from a “bomb cyclone” topped $1 billion. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.