Business Beat
2:55 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Business Beat: Risk of Pathogen Release from N-BAF Very Low

This week: Another update in the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, and climate changes doesn't ease troubles for farmers. 

The risk of a pathogen release from the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is practically zero.
That’s the new calculation by the Department of Homeland Security in a report made public today.

Climate change means uncertainty for farmers everywhere. Warming, elevated carbon dioxide levels  and unpredictable extremes like flood and drought  are predicted from coast to coast and can damage businesses all over.  But in California, they’re facing more than changing weather – farmers are worried about new climate change regulations. And their experience may provide insight for all U.S. agriculture regions, including the Midwest.

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