January 20, 2020

Climate Legislation; Biofuels; Senate Ag Committee; CFTC Issues; and Argentina

Climate Legislation

Earlier this week, in a column published in the Omaha World Herald, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack stated that, “Throughout history, America’s farmers and ranchers have embraced the opportunities presented by science to improve productivity and make our country the breadbasket of the world.

“Today, rural America has the opportunity to once again embrace science and lead efforts to create clean-energy jobs, achieve energy independence, mitigate climate change and transition to a clean-energy economy.

But America’s farmers are justifiably concerned about how the climate change bill currently being debated in Congress will impact their bottom line. That’s why we instructed top economists at the United States Department of Agriculture to prepare an analysis of the costs and benefits to American agriculture.”