Climate Change

Proposal Would Encourage Oregon Farmers To Purchase E-Tractors
Proposal Would Encourage Oregon Farmers To Purchase E-Tractors
A bill in the Oregon legislature would add electric farm tractors to the list of vehicles eligible for rebates.  State Representative, Wilsonville’s Courtney Neron said an incentive would start the process.   "If we do not incentivize the transition to electric agricultural vehicles, then we are also missing an important opportunity to reduce emissions in the agricultural sector which also pl
Vilsack Unsure If Funds Can Be Moves For Conservation Efforts
Vilsack Unsure If Funds Can Be Moves For Conservation Efforts
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said recently it’s premature to ask if billions of dollars in Inflation Reduction Act conservation funds can be transferred to the upcoming Farm Bill, even though the need will likely exist.  The decision will be up to Congress, but Vilsack and the administration will have a say in whether to use some of the Inflation Reduction Act’s $16 billion for programs like
Omnibus Includes Growing Climate Solutions Act, SUSTAINS Act
Omnibus Includes Growing Climate Solutions Act, SUSTAINS Act
The National Milk Producers Federation commended Congress this week for including the Growing Climate Solutions Act and the SUSTAINS Act in its final fiscal year 2023 budget package.   The measures, NMPF said, will help dairy producers seek additional sustainability opportunities as they work to fulfill the dairy sector’s voluntary, producer-led goal of becoming greenhouse gas neutral or better by
CHS Releases 2022 Sustainability Report
CHS Releases 2022 Sustainability Report
CHS recently released the 2022 CHS Sustainability Report, describing the company's approach to sustainability and highlighting some of its sustainability initiatives.  The actions taken by CHS will help the company reduce its impact on the planet, respond to opportunities related to enhanced sustainability and continue to build a better future for the farmers and ranchers who own the cooperative s
Conservation Should Be Incentives Based, Not Mandated
Conservation Should Be Incentives Based, Not Mandated
Climate change as an issue in the next farm bill is already causing temperatures to rise in the nation’s capital.  But if there’s anything farm leaders agree on, it’s conservation incentives, not dictates.   “Let the innovators compete, let them go after it and do what they want, it’s not ‘one size fits all,’ it gives them a shot to do it," said former Farm Service Agency chief, Jonathan Copp

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