Bipartisan Senators Agree: Agriculture is Part of the Climate Solution

June 4, 2020
Hilary Kirwan, (202) 572-3277,

(WASHINGTON, DC) A bipartisan group of senators today introduced a bill to help agriculture contribute to and benefit from comprehensive climate solutions. The Growing Climate Solutions Act directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a certification program that will make it easier for farmers to develop, verify and sell environmental credits. The bill is sponsored by Sens. Mike Braun (R-IN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

“Farmers are vital partners in stabilizing the climate and increasing resilience to the impacts we can’t avoid. The Growing Climate Solutions Act makes it easier for farmers to pull up a seat at the table and be part of the climate solution.

“It enables new revenue streams that pay farmers for adopting climate-friendly practices. Those changes will help drive the U.S. toward a 100% clean economy and help ensure farms and rural communities thrive in a changing climate.

“We appreciate this bipartisan group of senators for recognizing the potential of climate-smart agriculture, and we look forward to working with their staff to expedite additional opportunities for farmers to benefit while delivering measurable climate benefits.” 

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