FarmPolicy

October 31, 2014

Climate Legislation; Food Safety; CFTC Issues; Farm Policy Perspective (Time Magazine); CRP; Sugar Issues; Nutrition Program; and Trade

Climate Legislation

Traci Watson reported earlier this week at the USA Today Online that, “New forests would spread across the American landscape, replacing both pasture and farm fields, under a congressional plan to confront climate change, an Environmental Protection Agency analysis shows.

About 18 million acres of new trees — roughly the size of West Virginia — would be planted by 2020, according to an EPA analysis of a climate bill passed by the House of Representatives in June.

That’s because the House bill gives financial incentives to farmers and ranchers to plant trees, which suck in large amounts of the key global-warming gas: carbon dioxide.”

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