Monthly Archives: June 2013

Obama Climate Plan Recognizes Value of Agriculture, Forestry Sectors

President Obama this week announced a comprehensive plan to address climate change. While debate over the cause of changes in climate patterns continues, few deny that flooding, drought, tornados and other damaging weather events continue to occur more often and … Continue reading

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Vote Does Not Change Core Missions of Federal Farm Policy

While the failure of the House Thursday to pass a farm bill comes as a major disappointment, history has shown that setbacks of this nature can often provide opportunities. We have in the past seen lawmakers step back from the … Continue reading

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House Has the Opportunity to Continue Prosperity of Renewable Energy

The Senate’s overwhelming adoption of a new five-year farm bill earlier this week is a major step toward providing U.S. ag producers with the certainty needed to succeed in a high-risk enterprise. Especially welcome is the inclusion in the Senate … Continue reading

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USDA Climate Initiative Can Give Producers Tools to Adapt to Extreme Weather

USDA’s announcement this week of new measures the department will pursue to help U.S. agricultural producers create new climate solutions demonstrates the kind of leadership the 25x’25 Alliance has called for in meeting the challenge of changing weather conditions. Agriculture … Continue reading

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