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- Carley DeMarco discusses a National Farmers Union panel giving a diverse group of farmers and ranchers a platform to discuss climate change and regenerative agriculture.
- How can donors support farmers to switch from conventional to regenerative agriculture?
- Read more about farmers addressing climate change through regenerative agriculture.
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The National Farmers Union (NFU) recently announced its new Climate Change Policy Advisory Panel (CCPAP) to help address climate change through educational programming, outreach, and climate-related legislative work.
Industrial agriculture accounts for 10 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as well as the destruction of topsoil, which is necessary for growing food and sequestering carbon, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The panel is looking at the role agriculture plays in climate change—both as part of the problem and the solution.
“We’ve got to give farmers and ranchers tools to help deal with these extreme weather conditions,” panel member Clay Pope, Oklahoma farmer, and rancher and founder of CPS Consulting, tells Food Tank.
The panel hopes to give producers and those in the agriculture sector the resources to better weather the effects of extreme droughts, an increase in soil runoff, and soil erosion while helping reduce input costs and increase yields.
Read the full article about the climate change policy panel by Carley DeMarco at Food Tank.