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Cargill executive: Climate change real; need to prepare

Cargill’s executive director said agriculture should prepare “for a different climate than we have today.”
Cargill’s executive director said agriculture should prepare “for a different climate than we have today.”

“Climate change is not a particularly popular subject in much of the heartland,” Cargill executive director Greg Page said during a lecture Monday at Kansas State University. “But at Cargill, we have come to believe that it is important to have serious conversations about what we can do now to accommodate a range of climate scenarios, and for agriculture to take part in those conversations and in making reasonable preparations.” Cargill is a food-processing and commodity conglomerate headquartered in Minnesota with operations throughout the world, including Wichita. Instead of denying the reality of climate change, Page said, agriculture needs to “prepare ourselves for a different climate than we have today.” – Phillip Brownlee

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