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Diversifying Farming And How Brush Fires Improve Forest Ecosystems, This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve last month experienced a brush fire that took days to contain. But we learn how fires like this play a role in managing a healthy forest ecosystem.

Also, in this show, the government has a history of discriminating against farmers of color. Now, groups in Pittsburgh are spearheading efforts to make the sector more diverse. This could help to avert an impending shortage of agricultural workers.

And this Saturday is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan through the federal marketplace.

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