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217 Today: Farmers feel the effects of climate change across the Midwest

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois’ Democratic House Speaker is optimistic cooler heads will prevail after what he called a “productive” meeting with the House’s Republican leader.

  • Decatur Public Schools has received $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief.

  • As the community celebrates Lunar New Year, the Champaign Public Library has opened an art exhibit to mark the Year of the Tiger.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at the changing winter climate in the Midwest and how it’s affecting farmers.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Emily Hays, Sydney Wood and Shahla Farzan.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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