Infrastructure bill, budget reconciliation cut short Congress’ August recess

August 26, 2021

Work on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget reconciliation process have cut short Congress’ traditional August recess. Both bills passed the Senate earlier this month and are being considered in the House. These two …

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Climate, carbon credits and layers; bad and good news

May 6, 2021

Many egg producers hearing talk about farmers being paid big money for carbon credits want to find a way to sell emissions reductions in these markets. Carbon credits are generated by reducing or mitigating their …

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Farm, environmental groups weigh in on carbon

May 6, 2021

A coalition of farm and environmental groups said USDA should use a carbon bank to test concepts for carbon markets, encourage carbon-friendly farming practices and ensure farmers benefit from carbon credit trading. The Food and …

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Senate to reintroduce Growing Climate Solutions Act of the 116th Congress

April 22, 2021

Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) reintroduced the Growing Climate Solutions Act this week. The bill establishes a Greenhouse Gas Technical Assistance Provider and Third-Party Verifier Certification Program to …

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House Ag Republicans introduce climate action legislation

April 22, 2021

Last week, Republicans in the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture introduced legislation to address climate change through agricultural incentives and are asking for a review of the 2018 Farm Bill’s climate initiatives. Republicans say they …

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