Farmers have the political clout necessary to influence environmental and climate change policies. Author Matthew Russell, a fifth-generation farmer and the resilient agriculture coordinator at the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, outlines what farmers can do to help.
President Trump, congressional Republicans, and most American farmers share common positions on climate change: they question the science showing human activity is altering the global climate and are skeptical of using public policy to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
But farmers are in a unique position to tackle climate change. We have the political power, economic incentive, and policy tools to do so. What we don’t yet have is the political will