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Ag And Food Groups Unveil Climate Policy Platform

As former Vice President Joe Biden prepares to address climate change across every federal agency in a new administration, a coalition of ag, food and environment groups is laying out a framework for how agriculture can address climate and sustainability.
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) Tuesday laid out 40 recommendations to guide federal climate policy.  The group is a consortium of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, FMI – The Food Industry Association, National Alliance of Forest Owners, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and The Nature Conservancy.
It’s an interesting mix of sometimes competing interests in federal policy. The group agreed that federal climate policy must, “be built upon voluntary, incentive-based programs and market-driven opportunities; they must promote resilience and adaptation in rural communities; and they must be science-based.”
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