FarmPolicy

January 22, 2020

Climate Issues and Agriculture; Trade; Biofuels; Crop Insurance; and Ag Communications

Climate Issues and Agriculture

In an opinion item published in Sunday’s Des Moines Register, Neil D. Hamilton, a Professor of Law and Director of the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University, noted in part that, “Next month, I travel to Copenhagen for the U.N. Climate Change Negotiations (COP 15) with two Drake agricultural law students. We are part of the Iowa U.N. Association delegation going to witness the international talks on possibly the most significant environmental, social and political issue shaping our futures.

My special interest is what the talks may mean for farmers in the United States and abroad. U.S. policy discussions show much of America’s agricultural sector doesn’t take climate change seriously.”

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