U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

11/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/17/2020 12:18

Ranking Member Stabenow Applauds Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance


WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded the work of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance formed by the American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, FMI - The Food Industry Association, National Alliance of Forest Owners, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, and The Nature Conservancy.

'While agriculture and forestry are uniquely affected by the climate crisis, they are also a key part of the solution. We need to significantly scale up sustainable practices on farms and in forests that benefit producers and address the climate crisis. It's great to see agriculture, forestry, and environmental leaders teaming up to advance commonsense climate solutions. I look forward to reviewing their recommendations and working with them to enact many of these policies into law.'

Senator Stabenow has led the effort in the U.S. Senate to advance bipartisan climate policy that engages agriculture and forestry as part of the solution to the climate crisis. In June, she introduced the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act with U.S. Senator Mike Braun of Indiana to help break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets. In August, Senators Stabenow and Braun introduced the Rural Forests Markets Act to help small-scale, family foresters develop climate solutions and access new economic opportunities.