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Latest National Assessment Shows Ag, Forestry Needed in Mitigating Climate Change

A U.S. government report released last Friday adds even more certainty to the assertion that human activities play a principle role in climate change and that damages from the growing environmental threat are happening now. What was released Friday, is … Continue reading

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Obama Remarks Short-Change Ag and Forestry Roles in Combating Climate Change

Recent comments on agriculture’s role in climate change made by former President Obama at a conference in Milan this week were, at best, disappointing. At a “Seeds and Chips” conference, which gathers policy makers, investors and technology interests to discuss … Continue reading

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U.S. Needs to Stay Engaged in Global Climate Agreement

Reports circulating around Washington indicate a decision is coming from the White House soon to determine whether President Trump will keep the United States engaged in the global climate agreement reached in Paris 16 months ago. During his election campaign … Continue reading

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Perdue Confirmation Hearing Underscores Role of Ag in the 21st Century

Today a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, is finally taking place. Assuming he is eventually confirmed by the Senate, he will take the helm of a federal agency whose constituencies and … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Programs Can Help Meet Goals Espoused by the President

President Trump was generally lauded for the tone of his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, when he offered a more positive and optimistic assessment of the nation’s future than he had in his inaugural address or … Continue reading

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MN Water Initiative Reflects Multiple Benefits of a 25x'25 Future

This week, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced a proposal aimed at improving the state’s water quality by 25 percent by the year 2025. Given that water quality in the state is currently on track to only improve by about 8 … Continue reading

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EPA Failure to Update Lifecycle Assessment Sells Ethanol Benefits Short

News out of EPA last week caught few in the biofuel sector unaware. The agency’s inspector general (IG) issued a report finding EPA had failed to comply with the statutory requirement to provide a report every 3 years to Congress … Continue reading

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Ag Sector and Biofuels Can Play Key Role in GHG Reduction Plans

A key mission of the 25x’25 Alliance is the promotion of biofuels as a pathway that can help take this country to a clean energy future. 25x’25 is the clean energy platform of Solutions from the Land (SfL) and SfL … Continue reading

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Solutions from the Land's 'Farmer-First' Climate Smart Agriculture Principle

The award of a $500,000 grant from the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Solutions from the Land (SfL) this week underscores the priority and responsibility that SfL takes in putting farmers first in developing practices and policies that can meet … Continue reading

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Time Is Now to Take Advantage of Climate Solutions Offered by Agriculture

Today starts a two-day “Climate Action 2016” summit in Washington that will bring together government, business and environmental leaders from around the globe “to strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach to climate implementation.” In other words, it’s a “rubber-meets-the-road” situation where world … Continue reading

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