Vilsack http://iowapublicradio.org en Legislative Preview: 02/25/13 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/legislative-preview-022513 <p></p><p>IPR Statehouse Correspondent Joyce Russell joins Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon for a weekly preview of Iowa legislative politics.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:23:47 +0000 Sarah McCammon & Joyce Russell 15959 at http://iowapublicradio.org Legislative Preview: 02/25/13 ISU Climate Change Expert Briefing USDA on Implications for Agriculture http://iowapublicradio.org/post/isu-climate-change-expert-briefing-usda-implications-agriculture <p>Farmers are already making changes to adjust to global warming. A researcher from Iowa State University meets with agriculture officials, including USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, in Washington, D.C. Thursday.&nbsp; ISU Climate Science Program Director Dr. Gene Takle is briefing Vilsack and other officials on how to prepare and plan for global warming.&nbsp; He says climate change actually has some benefits for farmers, at least in the short-term. But he the greatest risk for the industry is unpredictability and wild fluctuations in weather patterns. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:15:28 +0000 Sarah McCammon 2821 at http://iowapublicradio.org ISU Climate Change Expert Briefing USDA on Implications for Agriculture