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Changing climate an issue for Clark County farms, air, wildlife and rivers

With a reversal of climate change becoming increasingly unlikely, ecosystems — and humans — must adjust accordingly

By Lauren Ellenbecker, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 17, 2022, 6:05am
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Mount Hood can be seen as Greg Valdivia of Northwest Organic Farms in Ridgefield prepares soil for future planting on April 7.
Mount Hood can be seen as Greg Valdivia of Northwest Organic Farms in Ridgefield prepares soil for future planting on April 7. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Northwest Organic Farms prides itself on supplying Clark County and Portland with various fruits and vegetables grown in its 5 acres of chemical-free soil.

However, this labor of love is becoming more fickle.

Greg Valdivia, co-owner of Northwest Organic Farms, said his crops are at a greater risk of succumbing to intensifying heat as the climate continues to warm.

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