January 26, 2020

Climate Change; Biofuels; Budget Issues; and Animal Agriculture

Climate Change

Philip Brasher reported yesterday at The Des Moines Register Online that, “Plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions have been sold to farm groups as a potential cash cow for growers, but new government estimates suggest farmers would make a lot less money than previously believed.

“Citing changes in farm practices and energy policy, analysts at the Environmental Protection Agency have sharply lowered their estimates of the potential carbon credits for which farmers and landowners would likely qualify.

“That could make it more difficult than it already is for Democrats and the Obama administration to sell a climate bill to farm-state members of the House and Senate.”