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With ever more unpredictable weather, Maine farmers reflect on climate change

Whipsawing from droughts to downpours, heat waves to deep freezes, the state’s farmers are facing down an uncertain future.
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Drought in eastern Victoria forcing farmers to sell off half their herds as dams run dry

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