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Budget Reconciliation Measure Should Include Federal Climate Smart Agriculture Investments

This past week, Hurricane Ida tore into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, delivering 150-mile-per-hour winds, torrential rain and massive storm surges. While the storm had lost much of its strength in the days since landfall, it continues to deliver heavy precipitation and high winds, making its way northeast and cutting a swath through the South...

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Next Generation Fuels Act Provides Pathway to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Now

The warnings being issued by scientists and a wide range of global leaders of the oncoming disasters fueled by our changing climate validates the urgent need to find solutions that can stem these damaging transformations. Serious repercussions from a changing climate are occurring now. As a result, policy makers have an obligation to act now. The scope...

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New Proposed Federal Greenhouse Gas, Vehicle Efficiency Standards: A Missed Opportunity to Address Climate Change Now

Earlier this month, the EPA published in the Federal Register a rule proposing its Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. Seeking public comment through Sept. 27 (a public hearing is set for next Wednesday, Aug. 25), the agency aims to reverse the weakened emissions requirements adopted by the Trump...

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Latest IPCC Assessment Puts an Even Stronger Focus on Climate Tools Offered by Ag

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, which was released this week, paints a dire picture, observing that changes recently experienced in our climate are unprecedented. Furthermore, the hundreds of scientists around the world who drafted this latest global climate assessment say that some of the changes already set in...

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Establishing a Fair Ag Carbon Market Will Be Complicated, But Worth the Effort

The talk among policy makers in Washington to promote a market in which farmers, ranchers and forestland owners can be fiscally rewarded for their efforts to retain carbon in their soil has excited many. The prospect for additional revenue sources is alluring for a high-risk sector whose members can see a total loss of a year's revenue in a single day...

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