August 17, 2019

Climate Legislation; Biofuels; and Trade: China-Pork

Climate Legislation

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works concluded three days of hearings on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act yesterday. Agricultural issues came into focus as American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman testified yesterday morning before the Committee.

DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday (link requires subscription) that, “American farmers have an array of products to help hedge their risks against a crop failure, but American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman questions the idea of climate-change legislation as basically a hedge against the possibility that scientists are right about the future effects of climate change.

“‘That’s fundamentally [what] the question we are talking about is — at what cost?’ Stallman said.

“As president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Stallman was picked by Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to testify Thursday about the faults of the climate legislation being pushed by the committee chairman, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.”