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Climate change presents new challenges, long-term threats for NC farmers

Farmers face many threats from the environment, from pests and diseases to extreme weather. The Daily Tar Heel described some of the new challenges agricultural producers are facing from the changing climate and how it is affecting their blueberries and other crops in this article posted last week. Farmers in other Southeastern states will understand because they feel many of the same pressures from increases in extreme weather, along with other pressures from changing markets to consumer preferences.