Farmers In The Northeast Are Battling A Drought05:04
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In the Northeast, about 175,000 farms produce more than $21 billion a year in food, hay and flowers. But not this year.

Many fields are bone dry, with extreme drought conditions in parts of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire and severe conditions across much of the region. The climate, and how it's changing, has many farmers thinking about how to manage their land, their animals — and available water.

Jill Kaufman from New England Public Radio reports.

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Jill Kaufman, senior reporter and producer for New England Public Radio. She tweets @JillK885NEPR.

This segment aired on August 29, 2016.

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