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How the climate deal would help farmers aid the environment

From the Capital Press The climate deal reached last week by Senate Democrats could reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that American farmers produce by expanding programs that help accumulate carbon in soil, fund climate-focused research and lower the abundant methane emissions that come from cows. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Advocates: Agriculture needs $200 billion increase for climate mitigation

From Successful Farming Congress should provide $200 billion in new funding over a decade to reach the goal of “negative emission farming,” said 450 conservation, consumer, farm, and environmental groups in a letter on Tuesday. The increase would be the equivalent of all the funding in the 2018 Farm Bill for crop subsidies, land stewardship, crop insurance, research and rural ... Read More »

USDA Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestr

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just published the 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry. The report represents an important step toward in President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and shift towards a whole-of-department approach to climate solutions. The Order, signed January 27, states that, “America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners ... Read More »

Lawmakers introduce several pieces of climate legislation

Climate legislation is happening at all levels of government. In the last few weeks, multiple leaders in Congress have introduced legislation to address the issue. The first piece of legislation, the Conservation and Innovative Climate Partnership Act, was introduced by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.). The legislation would establish a grant program to help producers adopt conservation and climate practices and ... Read More »

Inslee announces climate package for 2021-23 biennium

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has released his 2021-23 biennium climate policy package. The plan: Caps statewide greenhouse gas emissions and invests in clean energy, transportation and climate resilience programs, and funds part of the Working Families Tax Credit. Establishs a clean fuel standard and reduces transportation emissions through electrification. Requires new buildings to be carbon free by 2030 and eliminates ... Read More »

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years by Observing Climate Action

From the National Association of Wheat Growers This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. On April 22, 2020, we celebrated our planet by highlighting what we can do to protect it. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge of action on climate change has distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for ... Read More »