Bennet Welcomes USDA Announcement of Climate Hubs

Fort Collins selected as one of seven national hubs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Natural Resources, issued the following statement praising the USDA’s announcement today that it would be locating one of its seven regional “climate hubs” in Colorado.

“Extreme weather is one of the biggest threats to our agriculture industry, our forests, and our outdoor recreation economy,” Bennet said. “Last year’s destructive wildfires, crippling drought, and devastating floods bear witness to this challenge. I’m pleased to see the USDA locate one of the national climate hubs in Colorado.  By researching these threats and improving federal, state, and local coordination, we will help our producers, landowners, and land managers better adapt to an ever-changing climate and mitigate its risks.”

The “Climate Hubs” announced today will address increasing risks such as fires, pests, floods, and droughts on a regional basis, aiming to translate science and research into information for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners on ways to adapt and adjust their resource management.

For more information on the Fort Collins climate hub, click here.