February 21, 2020

Climate Change; Biofuels; California and the Executive Branch (Ag Issues); Budget Issues; Crop Progress; and Insurance

Climate Change

Dan Looker reported yesterday at Agriculture Online that, “Farm groups reacted negatively to last week’s passage of a climate change bill by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but some are waiting to see if the bill can be improved before deciding to support it or work against it.

Mark Gaede, a lobbyist for the National Association of Wheat Growers, wants to see trading of agricultural offsets added to the climate change bill, but he thinks other farm groups may be making too much of the fact that agriculture isn’t mentioned in the bill yet.

“‘Because there’s been one markup of the bill in one committee does not mean we should be running around saying the sky is falling,’ Gaede told Agriculture Online.”