Momentum Grows in House and Senate for Climate-Resilient Agriculture

EDF statement from Callie Eideberg, Director, Government Relations

June 26, 2020
Hilary Kirwan, (202) 572-3277,

(WASHINGTON, DC) Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) today introduced the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The same bill was introduced by a bipartisan group of senators earlier this month.

“The Growing Climate Solutions Act would enable farmers to generate revenue from delivering verifiable climate benefits. It’s a big step toward ensuring that they are part of the climate solution.

“Climate-smart farming practices can reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gasses like methane and nitrous oxide and increase resilience to climate impacts like more frequent and variable floods and droughts.

“With support from farmers and environmentalists, Republicans and Democrats, this bill shows that there truly is growing momentum for agricultural climate solutions in Congress. We look forward to both chambers continuing to advance this and other bipartisan bills to accelerate climate-smart agriculture.”

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