FarmPolicy

June 16, 2019

Climate Legislation; Farm Expenses-Income; Farm Bill; and SNAP (Food Stamps)

Climate Legislation

John M. Broder reported in today’s New York Times that, “Ten moderate Senate Democrats from states dependent on coal and manufacturing sent a letter to President Obama on Thursday saying they would not support any climate change bill that did not protect American industries from competition from countries that did not impose similar restraints on climate-altering gases.

“The letter warned that strong actions to limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases would add to the cost of goods like steel, cement, paper and aluminum. Unless other countries adopt similar emission limits, the senators warned, jobs will migrate overseas and foreign manufacturers will have a decided cost advantage.”

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