1. Water Shortages Force Farmers To Reckon With Changing Climate NPR 15:56

Droughts, worsening fire seasons, temperature swings and monsoons all impact farmers’ businesses, food production, utility costs and livelihoods. The new normal has caused some farmers to feel politically homeless — many felt abandoned by Trump-era tariff policies despite generally identifying as conservative voters. And despite the billions in funding for agriculture-related programs in Biden’s signatures climate law, many farmers still feel as though lawmakers could be doing more to support them.

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