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SfL’s O’Toole Advocates Collaboration to Ensure Sustainable Land, Water Management

Representing the world's farmer constituency, western U.S. rancher Pat O'Toole -- member of the SfL board of directors -- told an international panel addressing climate change that collaboration is critically important to ensure sustainable land and water management. As the sole representative of the world's farmers in the session held under the...

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Climate-Driven, Record-Breaking Drought in West Demands Congressional Action Now

Perennial occurrences of drought have long plagued the western United States. But those who maintain and post the weather maps and the growers that rely on precipitation in the region will all tell you the same thing: the lack of precipitation, either from snow or rain this year, is unprecedented. Officials with the North American Drought Monitor...

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Budget Proposal, USDA Progress Report on CSA Reflect Sound Approach to Climate

The Biden administration has bolstered the president's intentions to take on climate change with a fiscal 2022 federal budget proposal that boosts agriculture's role in taking on the changes that have ratcheted up severe and often violent weather events experienced by farmers, ranchers and forestland owners. Within the $6-trillion spending plan are...

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Bipartisan Agreement on Meeting Climate and Infrastructure Needs Must be Reached

A major proposal important to U.S. farmers, ranchers and forestland owners is undergoing some critical negotiations this week. President Biden submitted to Congress in April a massive $2.3 trillion plan – the American Jobs Act. The measure aims to fund repair and construction of the nation's transportation system, including roads, bridges, safety...

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House Ag Panel Hearing Boosts Role of Agriculture in Addressing Climate Change

The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry held its first hearing of the 117th Congress this week, drawing attention to the enormous potential in farm productivity and profitability offered by conservation agriculture. The panel also highlighted the increased soil carbon sequestration and reduced greenhouse gas emissions that...

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