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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 10:37 PM

Coalition Of Farmers And Ranchers Endorses Green New Deal

Source: The Hill

A national coalition representing thousands of farmers and ranchers endorsed the Green New Deal on Wednesday, with Democratic lawmakers from agricultural states praising their support.

“It makes all the sense in the world that farmers and ranchers support our Green New Deal resolution,” Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal resolution, said at a news conference Wednesday. She is also sponsor of the Climate Stewardship Act, the House version of a climate bill authored by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) that would provide incentives to farmers and ranchers to adopt more sustainable agricultural methods.

Regeneration International, one of the organizers of the ranchers and farmers coalition, argued that overhauling the agricultural sector could help sequester carbon emissions in the soil, reversing the industry’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Agricultural Sector accounted for 9 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2017.

Will Harris, co-chairman of the coalition and owner of a cattle farm, said at Wednesday’s press conference that a study done by research firm Quantis found that his farm sequestered 3.5 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent for every pound of beef he produced. “The way we raise cattle is actually part of a solution to climate change. We are mitigating greenhouse gases,” Harris said.


Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/462010-coalition-of-farmers-and-ranchers-endorses-green-new-deal



Coalition of 10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call On Congress to Pass Green New Deal. "With a Green New Deal, we have a historic opportunity to break corporate control of farming, invest in rural America, and stand behind the hard-working people who grow our food every day." https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/18/watch-coalition-10000-farmers-and-ranchers-call-congress-pass-green-new-deal




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appalachiablue Sep 18 OP
dweller Sep 18 #1
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IronLionZion Sep 19 #3
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mopinko Sep 19 #5
Kali Sep 19 #6

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 10:41 PM

1. well well well

and hell yes 👍🏻

✌🏼

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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 10:51 PM

2. An encouraging step: hope we hear more from F & R groups.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:24 AM

3. This might be a tipping point, since Trump is screwing farmers in other ways

we might get more rural support for Dems

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 06:47 AM

4. I instantly posted this to Facebook because a number of relatives are farmers.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 08:04 AM

5. there are farmers out there who arent brain washed.

and i think a lot were skeptical, but it is so obviously happening that it is too much to keep ignoring.

regenerative ag has great promise for the climate.
but it aint free. we need to support those farmers.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:53 PM

6. Thanks for posting.

Been quietly posting about this for years, but everybody knows cows are evil so it always feels kind of pointless.

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