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Farming is a staple career for many families in Louisiana, but as of 2021, flooding accredited to climate change has caused upwards of $11 million in crop damages, waterlogging the income hundreds of families rely on to survive. Due to rising temperatures intensifying rains, without flood control, approximately 54% of the state, according to Louisiana’s Statewide flood Control Program, would be underwater- along with the lives of both small and large-scale agriculture. One of our most steadfast defenses against this devastational flooding is simple: trees and ground covering plants. The roots of these vanguards weigh the to-be displaced soil in place, preventing the destruction of fields via land loss. You too could apply yourself to planting our potentially ever-lasting line of defense: join the efforts to root down our future.