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Researchers Unveil Sustainable Farming Methods For Southwest Farmers Hurt By Climate Shift


Agriculture has been a major part of the state’s economy for a very long time, but droughts and heat waves have made many farmers’ jobs more difficult.

But researchers from the University of Arizona and elsewhere around the southwestern U.S. and Mexico say they have a way for farmers to deal with climate change, while producing more and healthier food and using less water.

Gary Paul Nabhan is a research scientist at the Desert Lab on Tumamoc Hill at the University of Arizona, and a lead co-author of the research. The Show spoke with him for more about how big of a change we might need.

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