Agriculture Emerges as a Climate Solution with Bipartisan Support

EDF statement from Callie Eideberg, Director, Special Projects

December 2, 2019
Hilary Kirwan, (202) 572-3277,

(WASHINGTON, DC) The bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus today held its first public event, a briefing about agriculture’s role in climate solutions.

“Climate change endangers communities and livelihoods across our country, a fact farmers know all too well after experiencing the wettest year on record. American farmers will play a critical role in addressing this growing crisis.

“Today’s briefing was an important opportunity to ensure lawmakers and their staff heard directly from farmers about conservation practices that can increase climate resilience and the incentives needed to expand these practices at scale.

“We look forward to continuing to work with all members of the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus as we build toward our shared goal of passing meaningful, bipartisan legislation that will reduce climate pollution and create economic opportunity for farmers.”

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